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Two Juveniles Arrested After Playing With Fake Gun at In-N-Out

The airsoft gun was stolen from Walmart.

A pair of juveniles gave some a scare Friday night after playing with an airsoft gun behind the In-N-Out Burger on Livermore Avenue.

Readers reported seeing police officers chase the juveniles around 7:45 p.m.

According to Livermore police, the two juveniles tried to flee from the authorities but were eventually caught.

The airsoft gun had been stolen from Walmart, police said.

The two juveniles were arrested and released to their parents, police said.

John George December 30, 2012 at 10:48 AM
wow what are these kids thinking? the police could have ended up shooting them
Giovanni Matteucci December 30, 2012 at 05:46 PM
I whish the parents would have let their kids spend a night in juvenile hall. I think it would have really driven the point home as to the consequences of shop-lifting and playing with a gun in public.
Megan December 30, 2012 at 07:38 PM
Agree 100% with you Giovanni.
marissa December 30, 2012 at 07:52 PM
Agreed
Grace December 30, 2012 at 08:17 PM
Well, the parents don't make the decision about who goes to juvenile hall - the police dept. makes that decision. Even if a parent wants their child to go, the police dept. can and will deny it.
libertarianchick December 30, 2012 at 09:21 PM
Best response I've seen yet.
heymom13 December 30, 2012 at 11:11 PM
Unfortunately there are a lot of loopholes in the juvenile justice system. I doubt very seriously if these juveniles even left Livermore for their booking. They were probably transported and booked at the Livermore Police Department and the parents were called to pick them up. I do fully agree that letting them experience "The Hall" would be a real eye opener and maybe set some of them straight earlier. Just because they were arrested doesn't necessarily mean they had charges filed against them and may not even have to appear in court. A "serious crime" has to be committed before they will take them to the Hall. They also will not take them to the Hall if they are under the influence of drugs or alcohol. Again the parents are called to pick them up to take them home. Oh and lets not forget that then if CPS finds out the parent brought the delinquent home under the influence and there are other siblings in the house the parent can be charged with child endangerment and possibly have the children removed from the home. I am speaking from 4 years experience with my son. Good luck.
heymom13 December 30, 2012 at 11:12 PM
True story, real life!!
Kurt Kile December 30, 2012 at 11:35 PM
John, I'm 63 and I still remember...kids don't think!!!
kelley cartwright December 31, 2012 at 04:32 PM
I am Livermore parent and I do not spoil my kids. And I watch them all the time. As a matter of fact my kids just got an air soft gun for christmas, and I plan to teach them everything there is to about gun safety and then some. Not all Livermore parents are bad parents. I think you should restate that!
Tonya Clenney December 31, 2012 at 06:30 PM
Unfortunately, heymom13 is correct about the kids consequences. More often than not these kids get a "slap on the hand" in the form of a letter from juvenile probation and an arrest on their record, though not a conviction. That is why I like the youth court program I run. It provides opportunities for the kids to learn how their actions adversely affect others and themselves through positive peer influences, life choices and theft classes, and a requirement to complete community service. Http://communityyouthcourts.com
libertus_rebelium December 31, 2012 at 06:37 PM
This is a great idea and a good use of airsoft guns. Good for you!
George S March 22, 2013 at 11:13 PM
So, these boys were PRO GUN? OFF with their HEADS!

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