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11-year-old boy uses gun to rob man who was walking his dog

By Mason White 2:41 PM April 17, 2015
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By: Tanya Malhotra
A young boy was arrested on charges of armed robbery after allegedly trying to rob a man using a BB gun, police in Louisiana said.

New Orleans Police said that they arrested the 11-year-old boy on Wednesday morning, after arming himself with a BB gun and robbing a pedestrian who was walking his dog.

Police said that the boy pulled the gun and robbed the man near the corner of Forshey and Short streets around 7:45 a.m. The boy had his face covered with a gray sweatshirt.

He asked the man for directions, and then demanded money. The man gave the child directions, but refused to hand over any money.

That is when he pulled out his gun. The suspect demanded the man to empty his pockets. The man wrestled the gun away from the child, and the suspect fled on foot.

The man called police, who arrested the child.