Skip to comments.Trick-or-treater, 10, pulls gun
Posted on 11/01/2011 11:21:16 AM PDT by Morgana
A 10-year-old Aiken trick-or-treater pulled a gun on a woman who said she would take his candy on Halloween.
According to a police incident report, the 28-year-old victim told authorities she recognized some boys from her neighborhood while they were trick or treating near Schroeder and George streets around 6:30 p.m. and jokingly told them she would take their candy.
One 10-year-old in the group of approximately 10 juveniles responded with no youre not ... and then pointed a 9mm handgun at her.
According to Aiken Public Safety Lt. David Turno, the clip was not in the gun at the time, but the boy did have the loaded clip in his possession.
The boys brother, also 10, told authorities he also had a gun. The second weapon was recovered this morning.
The boy who pulled the weapon was brought to the police station where he was turned over to the custody of his parents.
Turno said the boys obtained the weapons from their grandfather without permission.
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was he costumed as a rapper or was he a real rapper?
That’s one way to spin the story . . . .
I am sure the kid did not know the difference between a real and play gun, and I blame the grandfather he should have had the thing under lock and key. I love the kids spirit however. Has a future in the NRA if guided correctly.
Now America tell that to Congress no youre not ...
That is some pretty poor writing right there, that is.
One could read that sentence to mean that the boys were given the firearms by there grandfather without the permission of the parents.
Certainly what the writer intends to convey is that the children stole the firearms from their grandfather.
They must teach the ‘clip’ term in journalism school. Its almost universal.
I honestly used to make the same mistake until I started coming to FR. Now the difference is so ingrained in me it’s become a pet peeve when I see a writer make the mistake.
I hope that in the future she thinks twice before trying to steal some kid’s candy.
I heard it was an AK-47...
Hahahahaa!!! Good one!
Clearly, that hand crossbow is one of those ‘plastic gun’ Glocks designed to be undetectable by airport metal detectors
/1980s anti-gun propaganda.
From an earlier thread.
“According to Aiken Public Safety Lt. David Turno, the clip was not in the gun at the time”
If that was my kid he’d be in big trouble for going out without ammunition.
You have to be a damn fool to be 10 and not know the difference between a real and a play gun. Especially if you are carrying the clip. I think he knew.
Love the kid’s spirit? He can’t tell the difference between a toy and a real gun, and can’t tell the difference between a joke and a threat? I don’t want that kid anywhere near a gun. Ever.
(if you were just too subtle for me with the sarcasm, oops)
Self defense EQUALIZER kudos to the kid!
With the way kids are raised these days it is hard to tell. Either way it is the grandfather’s fault for not having the thing under lock and key.
The “spirit” I was referring to was the fact that he was not gonna allow someone to steal from him. Not the fact that he was too young to know the difference between a joke and a real hold up. If the kid was/is taught correctly he could grow up to be Bernie Geotz. It is all in teaching the kid and that was the grandfather’s responsibilty. Grandpa needs to improve.
saw that, but I agree with another FReeper. It should read “you DON’T raise them we cage them”
More likely he grows up to be an impulsive heedless young man who never imagines the consequences of his actions, and shoots someone dead over a trivial slight.
He has no sense of reality or responsibility about a death-dealing instrument, and either no ability to read people, or no common sense about the appropriate reaction.
If they published his name, we could make a ten year bet on him.
I’m not saying he should be sent to jail - he should be released to his parents, taken behind the woodshed, made to dig ditches or chop wood, lose his electronics for half a year and apologize to the woman he threatened. If his parents respond properly, he might just grow up decent.
Don't joke about stealing candy on Halloween.