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    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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    Oh boy........

    This kid needs more than a spanken'.
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    Quote Originally Posted by jbs View Post
    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.

    After handing him an undisclosed amount of money, the clerk told deputies the boy said thank you and left.
    And they say our kids don't have manners any more!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by rstickle View Post
    And they say our kids don't have manners any more!!
    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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    Quote Originally Posted by goldshellback View Post
    Oh boy........

    This kid needs more than a spanken'.
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    Unfortunately a beat down would cause the parents even more grief by todays standards. An unruly teen is a tough thing to deal with. I'm glad mine went through it back when this type of stuff was practically unheard of.
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    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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    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.

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    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.
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    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.

    Authorities say the boy pointed a wood barreled, long gun at the clerk
    First of all, he pointed a wooden gun. Wooden? Come on, you don't have to be an Einstein to figure that one out.


    After handing him an undisclosed amount of money, the clerk told deputies the boy said thank you and left
    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.
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    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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    Quote Originally Posted by JoJoGunn View Post
    First of all, he pointed a wooden gun. Wooden? Come on, you don't have to be an Einstein to figure that one out.
    Here's a link to what it looked like, courtesy of the NW FL Daily News

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    the kid should have pointed the toy rifle at the cop just to prove how grown up it really wasnt!
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    A wooden gun? Is this kid John Dillinger?
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    Quote Originally Posted by FLSquirrelHunter View Post
    To be fair, anyone who doesn't know one thing about guns could easily think that is real.
    Wood stock
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    I wouldn't assume it wasn't real. Kid's lucky he wasn't killed himself...

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    Quote Originally Posted by FLSquirrelHunter View Post
    That looks a lot like my SKS.
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