They're starting young
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January 9th, 2010 10:47 AM
They're starting young
Florida Boy, 12, Allegedly Robs Convenience Store With Toy Gun - Local News | News Articles | National News | US News - FOXNews.com
DEFUNIAK SPRINGS, Fla. — A 12-year-old boy has been arrested after allegedly pointing what turned out to be a toy gun at a convenience store clerk in northern Florida.
The Walton County Sheriff's Office says that the boy walked into the store Thursday. Authorities say the boy pointed a wood barreled, long gun at the clerk and demanded money from the cash register. After handing him an undisclosed amount of money, the clerk told deputies the boy said thank you and left.
A deputy on patrol saw the boy walking on a highway. The boy attempted to run before being stopped.
Authorities say they found the money and toy weapon. The boy was first transported to the Walton County Jail, and later transferred to the Department of Juvenile Justice in Crestview.
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January 9th, 2010 11:05 AM
This kid needs more than a spanken'.
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January 9th, 2010 11:29 AM
And they say our kids don't have manners any more!!
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January 9th, 2010 11:31 AM
Yeah I don't see anything wrong,his parent apparently taught him proper Robbery Etiquette,you get more cashola with please and thank you
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January 9th, 2010 12:19 PM
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January 9th, 2010 01:45 PM
I doubt it was this kid's (and I've seen some big, mean 12 year olds) first mistake...time for some 'adult' punishment.
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January 9th, 2010 06:41 PM
when i was a kid, i had all kinds of toy guns. some very real looking but even as a kid i could tell the difference between a toy gun and a real gun. how could an adult not know it was a toy? i have seen the toy guns in stores, yes they look very real, but come on. and how could you take a 12 year seriously? anyone not old enough to shave pointing a gun with a wood barrel demanding money would get nothing but laughed at while 911 is being dialed. i definatly blame the parents and they should all go to jail together under the charge of armed robbery, that gets more time. and the person working that gave the kid money, i dont know. what do you do with someone that doesnt realize guns dont have wood barrels. you dont need to know anything about a gun to know this. these are the people that are killing this country in my opinion, stupid parents raising stupid kids.
January 9th, 2010 06:48 PM
When I was a kid I knew right from wrong. Wrong is taking things that don't belong to you, even if you say please and thank you.
Great parenting at work here!
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January 9th, 2010 06:58 PM
Maybe I shouldn't be laughing at this, but the whole situation is downright comical even though it is bad that the youngun decided to become an "armed" robber.
First of all, he pointed a wooden gun. Wooden? Come on, you don't have to be an Einstein to figure that one out.
Authorities say the boy pointed a wood barreled, long gun at the clerk
Second, he's a kid. A 12 year old. The adult should have been, well, an adult and took matters into their hands and subdued the little varmit, called the cops and then had them haul his butt off to Juvenile Detention. He should have never been allowed any cash and to leave.
After handing him an undisclosed amount of money, the clerk told deputies the boy said thank you and left
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January 9th, 2010 09:09 PM
There are lots of armed robberies committed by 12 year old kids. Some with real guns. Some that shoot victims. BG college teaches them laws about youthfull offenders in freshman year, most students are a freshman between 9 and 15.
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January 10th, 2010 08:42 AM
Here's a link to what it looked like, courtesy of the NW FL Daily News
Originally Posted by JoJoGunn
Special to the Daily News: News Photo : Northwest Florida Daily News
January 10th, 2010 09:32 AM
the kid should have pointed the toy rifle at the cop just to prove how grown up it really wasnt!
January 10th, 2010 12:29 PM
A wooden gun? Is this kid John Dillinger?
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January 10th, 2010 07:13 PM
To be fair, anyone who doesn't know one thing about guns could easily think that is real.
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I wouldn't assume it wasn't real. Kid's lucky he wasn't killed himself...
January 10th, 2010 07:46 PM
That looks a lot like my SKS.
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