Preteen Boy Holds Up Lemonade Stand with a BB Gun

Police in Johnstown, Pennsylvania, say a 12-year-old boy armed with a BB gun robbed a local lemonade stand being run by a group of younger boys.

According to Johnstown Sgt. Patrick Goggin, the preteen approached the stand and pointed a gun at a 10-year-old boy, threatening to shoot if the other boys didn't hand over the money they had earned selling lemonade.

A scuffle ensued, but the suspect still managed to make away with a money box containing some $30.

He was chased home by the victims while the police were alerted to the situation.

A subsequent investigation revealed that the weapon used in the heist was a toy, albeit a potentially dangerous one.

The boy is expected to face charges in juvenile court, though the outcome will likely remain confidential.

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