Perps=perpetrators. The persons who committed the crime.Harveley: No explosion. No perps. Nothing but us cops.
A snipe hunt is another term for a wild goose chase or a fool's errand.Gordon: What are you saying, Harveley?
Harveley: I'm sayin' it's a snipe hunt commish.
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An actual snipe hunt is an age-old prank, usually played on naive folks on camping trips or in unfamiliar terrain. There is no such creature as a snipe, you see. But yet you convince your target that this particular area is rife with the rare snipes, and you can only catch them by banging two sticks together and barking like a dog (or some other such ridiculous procedure). The prank is to see if the person is gullible enough to actually walk around the woods making a fool of himself.