Two 10-year-old boys handcuffed and booked after playing with toy gun outside

Two 10-year-old boys handcuffed and booked after playing with toy gun outside

[Ed. – As though the story needed irony to punctuate its absurdity, the boys were playing on Constitution Avenue.]

A Fort Carson [Colo.] family wants to share their story with others after their 10-year-old son was arrested and charged with Felony Menacing, a Class 5 felony, which has since been expunged.

“They came back over, told me my rights, and told me what was going to happen. They put handcuffs on me, and I got into the car,” 10-year-old Gavin Carpenter said.

The incident happened in July of 2019.

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FOX21 exclusively interviewed the 10-year-old. Gavin said he and a friend were playing outside with toys near N. Powers Blvd and Constitution Ave. He said they were playing a version of the video game Fortnite.

“The toy bow was an orange Nerf bow. It didn’t work. Nothing could shoot out of it. Nothing would come out of it. The weapon, well toy I had, had an orange tip. It was also broken and couldn’t shoot anything.”…

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