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10-year-old boy arrested after allegedly pointing toy gun at woman

January 30, 2012 |  2:27 pm
Map shows approximate location in black.

A 10-year-old boy was arrested after knocking on the door of a 67-year-old woman and pointing a toy gun at her.

The woman told Burbank police she thought the gun was real.

The boy, whose identity was not released because he is a minor, picked the house in the 1100 block of Evergreen Street in Burbank because the woman's grandson reportedly beat up his friend at school, Burbank police Lt. John Dilibert told the Burbank Leader.

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

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


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Image: Map shows approximate location of the incident. Credit: Los Angeles Times