PD: Teen pulls BB gun during lawn ornament theft

Posted at 5:45 PM, Jan 07, 2016

A 14-year-old was arrested and charged with aggravated robbery and having a fake firearm after police said he pulled a BB gun on a resident during a lawn ornament theft.

Police said the boy was caught in the act stealing a ceramic bird lawn ornament from a Sunset Avenue yard at around 4 p.m. Wednesday. When the resident confronted the teen, the teen pulled out what appeared to be a handgun and threatened to kill the resident.

The teen walked away and the resident called police.

Officers responded and spotted a male matching the teen's description a few blocks away. They found a handgun, which turned out to be a spring-loaded BB gun with the orange tip removed, in his pocket, they said. 

The teen was taken to the Summit County Juvenile Detention Center.

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