Boy arrested after robbery with toy gun


Published: Friday, January 8, 2010 at 4:30 p.m.
Last Modified: Friday, January 8, 2010 at 4:30 p.m.

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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Information from: Northwest Florida Daily News, http://www.nwfdailynews.com

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