Toy Handgun Get 10 Year-Old In Big Trouble

By On January 31, 2012

An alleged “prank” by a 10 year-old boy, ended with police arresting him for brandishing a replica handgun in a threatening manner.

The incident occurred around 5:30 p.m. Sunday, January 29, when a woman called police to report that a young boy had just rung the doorbell at her home in the 1100 block of N. Evergreen St.  She told police the boy had what appeared to be a black handgun in his hand. When the woman opened the door, the boy said something that sounded like “you suck” before running to his bicycle and riding to another house on the street.

When officers arrived, they were directed to the boy’s home, where they contacted the boy and his mother.  The boy told the offices that two weeks ago the victim’s grandson has gotten into a fight with one of his friends at their elementary school.  He was given a broken Airsoft-type pistol at a friend’s house, and decided to play a prank on the victim’s grandson.  When the grandmother, instead of her grandson, opened the door, the boy said he ran away.

The 10 year-old boy, whose name was not released because he is a juvenile, was arrested for brandishing a replica of a handgun in a threatening manner.  He was released to his mother.  The case is being reviewed by the Juvenile Division of the District Attorney’s office, according to a police department spokesman.