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Air soft guns found by a father and son lawn care team are causing alarm in Old Brooklyn

Father-son team finding these in Old Brooklyn
Father-son team finding these in Old Brooklyn
Posted at 8:06 AM, Aug 07, 2018
and last updated 2018-08-07 08:06:53-04

Christopher Rodecker and his dad Kim Rodecker own a father-son lawn service where they've cut down just about everything.

"Overgrown tree limbs, bushes, overgrown thistle," said 12-year-old Christopher Rodecker.

But in some of the taller bushes, they've been finding pellet guns with the orange tip removed, but to the average person, they look very real.

"If it was ditched behind something, that could be a problem that could have been used in a crime, even if it was not a real gun it could have been used in a crime," said Kim Rodecker.

He says the three houses where he's found them outside, mostly in the Old Brooklyn neighborhood, all have something in common.

"They're usually by a spot there's maybe an ally by it, where somebody just ditched the gun, most of them have been there for a long time," said Kim.

Luckily Kim teaches concealed carry courses and his son is also knowledgeable about guns.

"I never really feel scared or alarmed, cause I've been dealing with guns my whole life," said Christopher.

But Kim has advice for the folks who can't tell the difference.

"If people find one of these especially if it looks like it's fresh, it's just been out and maybe thrown in the yard, call the police," he said.