Filming in Venice

The crew of “NCIS: Los Angeles” was in the middle of filming a scene on the Venice boardwalk when a man wearing only his underwear and a cape rode by on his bicycle shouting obscenities.

On another occasion, a stranger wielding a plastic light saber showed up on the set and challenged one of the actors to a duel, temporarily halting production.

“Those kind of things continually go on in Venice, but we love going down there because it’s so colorful and captures the essence of what people think Southern California is — the beaches, the sunshine, the palms and the craziness,” said Tony Salome, location manager for the crime drama starring Chris O’Donnell and LL Cool J.

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