WARNING From Law Enforcement about Toy Guns

Tuesday, August 28th 2001, 12:00 am
By: News On 6

Toy guns are causing real dangers right here in Tulsa. And police say the toys could end up getting someone killed.

Earlier this month Tulsa police confiscated a B-B gun that looked like a nine millimeter weapon. Officers fired at the robbery suspect who had it. To the officers, it looked like a semi-automatic pistol.

Last weekend Owasso police arrested a 16 year-old boy who was carrying a pellet gun. They say it looked like a Colt 45.

Sgt Wayne Allen, Tulsa Police:"For parents who purchase these type B-B guns for their children, I think they need to be under very close supervision when you're playing with these guns; they do look very much like a real firearm. Police often mistake them for a real firearm."

Police are warning parents to take the toy guns as seriously as they would a real gun.