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10-year-old boy arrested after brandishing toy gun

January 30, 2012

A 10-year-old boy was arrested in Burbank Sunday after reportedly pointing a toy gun at a woman who thought it was real.

The boy, whose identity was not released because he is a minor, knocked on the front door of a house in the 1100 block of Evergreen Street and allegedly pointed the plastic gun at a 67-year-old woman who answered the door.

The boy allegedly picked the house because the woman’s grandson reportedly beat up his friend at school, Burbank police Lt. John Dilibert said.

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The boy allegedly yelled “you suck” at the woman while pointing the gun at her and then running away, Dilibert said.

Police also received calls from neighbors who saw the boy running down the street with what appeared to be a gun.

Officers determined gun was only a toy after speaking with the boy’s mother and searching their home.

The boy was arrested on suspicion of brandishing a weapon, but released to his parents, Dilibert said.

-- Maria Hsin, Times Community News

Twitter: @mariahsin

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