Kids with Toy Rifle Spook Frazzled Drivers
Shortly thereafter, it was discovered the weapon was only a toy.
A Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department statement issued Sunday says that before it was learned the gun was a replica, deputies had asked two parents standing outside the minivan to come to them. The children were then ordered out of the minivan, but they did not comply, according to the release.
Approaching deputies then figured out a toy sparked the scare. No one was cited or arrested, but officers did lecture the parents about the horrors that could come to someone pointing even a toy gun along the dusty trails of today's wild, wild west.