SGT K sends us this link which describes the terrifying scene as a boy captured by police with a BB rifle, a replica and an expended, inert AT-4 tube with their K9 team and tossed in the hoosegow;
Three weapons were recovered, including an inert M136 AT4 “LAW” anti-tank weapon, a b.b. gun rifle and a replica 9mm hand gun, police said.
Mario Bruton Sr., 43, was booked into county jail and the 13-year-old was taken to juvenile hall on suspicion of possession of a stolen weapon and possession of illegal weapons.
Yeah, I’m shakin’ here. While someone needs to be punished for having a stolen large useless piece of plastic, and whoever took it was a bonehead, I’m pretty sure that no one was ever in danger of anything worse than getting their eye shot out by the BB rifle. It certainly doesn’t warrant a picture to warn the public that folks are running around in their neighborhoods with a piece of military garbage which looks especially cool. And I’m pretty sure that an expended AT-4 can’t really be considered a weapon beyond it’s potential use as a club.