BAD: Teen attempts robbery with toy gun

BAD: Teen attempts robbery with toy gun

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    BAD: Teen attempts robbery with toy gun

    If there was a way to label this dumb and stupid, I would have. He's lucky that the didn't try this on someone who was armed.

    Teen With Toy Gun Strikes Out With Robberies - Detroit Local News Story - WDIV Detroit


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    The orange plug at the end must have gave it away.

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    This 17 year old dirtbag in training should get some vacation time at taxpayers' expense...he's lucky he's not
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    How come it works for my homeys,man I knew I shoulda went to school so I could get a GED and run a bank or sumpin
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    Yep, some people should be arrested for their own safety.
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    I just saw a teen movie trailer with this very same gig, but targeting a bank.

    Gotta say though the guy in Colorado a few years back that managed to rob a 7-11 with a star trek sword was more successful (even though he was laughed out of 7-11 number two.)

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    Sounds like a good way to get shot to me.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bark'n View Post
    Sounds like a good way to get shot to me.
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    Actually I'm somewhat surprised... Usually I hear of these dirtbags succeeding when they use toy guns... Glad they did charge him with armed robbery. That way he will never legally own the real thing.

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    It amuses me that these DB's are so uneducated that many think that a toy gun will protect them from being prosecuted for armed robbery.
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    Just a few thoughts. The article wasn't very specific on what kind of "toy" gun this was. I have 2 BB guns that are such perfect replicas that they will fool anyone, even those who are experienced with guns. I had been telling my ex-special-forces friend about them for a while and he wasn't convinced. I kept forgetting to show him one when he was over at my house. Well, recently I had the opportunity and handed him my Walther CP99 without telling him what it was. He held it in his hand and said it was a very nice gun, and asked, "This is 9mm, right?" Then I asked him to pull the slide back and look in the chamber. You should have seen the look on his face. These don't have the orange tip on them, by the way, only the air-soft versions require that. However, you can buy many of these same replicas chambered for airsoft and also for paintball. It is possible to saw the orange tip off of those and even they will fool people.

    Of course, it could have been a $2 cap gun from Dollar general also.. So there is just no telling what "toy" gun means without more information.

    It amuses me that these DB's are so uneducated that many think that a toy gun will protect them from being prosecuted for armed robbery.
    Also, was he using a toy gun because he thought it would protect him from prosecution, or simply didn't have access to the real thing?

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    Quote Originally Posted by msgt/ret View Post
    Yep, some people should be arrested for their own safety.
    I prefer someone call them on their stupidity...permanently.
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    Quote Originally Posted by adric22 View Post
    I have 2 BB guns that are such perfect replicas that they will fool anyone, even those who are experienced with guns. I had been telling my ex-special-forces friend about them for a while and he wasn't convinced. I kept forgetting to show him one when he was over at my house. Well, recently I had the opportunity and handed him my Walther CP99 without telling him what it was. He held it in his hand and said it was a very nice gun, and asked, "This is 9mm, right?" Then I asked him to pull the slide back and look in the chamber. You should have seen the look on his face. These don't have the orange tip on them, by the way, only the air-soft versions require that. However, you can buy many of these same replicas chambered for airsoft and also for paintball. It is possible to saw the orange tip off of those and even they will fool people.

    Also, was he using a toy gun because he thought it would protect him from prosecution, or simply didn't have access to the real thing?
    I agree with regard to the realism of these $30 bb guns. I bought one at Wally World to teach my (11 yr old) grand nephew and his (12 yr) buddy safe gun handling practices in my garage. Did they muzzle themselves and me, you betcha'. Were their fingers on the (unloaded) trigger when they weren't supposed to be, uh huh. But are they safer and better than they were when we first started out, there's no doubt.

    The fine, upstanding young man in the story most likely did not have the means, wherewithall or the connection(s) to purchase an illegal gun, so thought he'd give a "toy" a try.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MotorCityGun View Post
    I agree with regard to the realism of these $30 bb guns. I bought one at Wally World to teach my (11 yr old) grand nephew and his (12 yr) buddy safe gun handling practices in my garage. Did they muzzle themselves and me, you betcha'. Were their fingers on the (unloaded) trigger when they weren't supposed to be, uh huh. But are they safer and better than they were when we first started out, there's no doubt.

    The fine, upstanding young man in the story most likely did not have the means, wherewithall or the connection(s) to purchase an illegal gun, so thought he'd give a "toy" a try.
    Most that have any sort of realism when under close-up scrutiny cost at least $80 or so. The only ones I've seen at Wally World are the clear plastic ones.
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