Halloween is notoriously known for being a night of hazards, and some precautions are more well-known than others. For example, most parents are careful about keeping their kids in brightly colored costumes or equipped with flash lights when crossing dark streets.
This year, many of us in the Northeast had to watch out for falling tree limbs after the unexpected Nor’easter, and some families had their trick-or-treating plans canceled completely due to the storm.
But most people wouldn’t consider young children packing heat along their trick-or-treat routes — yet that’s exactly what one woman found out in South Carolina.
An unidentified 28-year-old woman noticed a couple of boys who were gathering a lot of candy, and she innocently joked that she might “swipe their loot.”
To her dismay, one of the boys, just ten years old, said “No you’re not,” pulled out a 9-mm pistol, and aimed it at her.
The gun was not loaded, but the boy did have a loaded clip in another part of his costume. The boy’s brother, who is also 10, was also carrying a gun.
The boys were taken to the police station and eventually released to their parents. The guns supposedly belong to the boys’ grandfather.
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