Ratchet News: 10-Year-Old Pulls Out Pistol to Protect Halloween Candy

November 2, 2011  |  

Either times are really getting hard to where little kids are getting their hands on weapons to protect candy, or like I initially thought, people are losing their damn minds.

According to The Aiken Standard, a 10-year-old trick-or-treater in South Carolina got a little too gully with a 28-year-old woman who joked about taking the boy’s candy. A woman who knew the little boy and his 10-year-old brother from the neighborhood saw them walking around on Monday with their bags full of goodies. All in good fun, she teased the boys about taking their candy for herself and got the shock of her life when one of the little ones made it clear she wasn’t getting ANY of his candy–he pulled a pistol out on her. After seeing the gun, the woman called police and it was found that the other brother ALSO had a gun on him, and that both belonged to their grandfather. The two boys, who had taken the weapons without  permission, were said to have been in trouble before. Because of their age, they weren’t arrested, just handed back to their parents, especially since they admitted they had taken the guns without asking. Lucky for all parties involved, police say the guns had no bullets in the chambers.

Aiken Public Safety Capt. Maryann Burgess said while they are being careful with how they handle this incident, they want to see what is going on with the children’s home life, because this obviously is insane, and a scenario like this could mess around and lead to many:

“In these sorts of cases, we look at the home life. We want to see what we can do to change this behavior before these kids do end up in DJJ.”

That’s the Department of Juvenile Justice. Yikes! What’s going on with people and their children these days? Think what could have happened if this woman was shot! Or worse, if she felt it necessary to protect herself from the kids by any means necessary. It’s a blessing that no one was hurt at all, but it’s a hot mess too that all this took place at all. As a previous story on our site said, “Uh, Come Get Your Kids!

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