A Langford teenager was given a lesson in safety and common sense by West Shore RCMP after someone called police on Wednesday (February 2) to report a man sitting in a car outside a Langford financial institution with a firearm – what turned out to be an air rifle.
Police responded to the call around noon and found a 17-year-old in a vehicle in the 800 block of Kelly Road with an airsoft gun. The teenager was arrested and officers found a total of three airsoft guns in the vehicle.
Witnesses confirmed that the guns were never pointed at anyone. The youth was released and informed by officers of the seriousness of the incident. The airsoft guns were then returned to an adult.
“The optics of the report and the police response could have resulted in a much worse ending,” West Shore RCMP Constable said. Meghan Groulx said in a statement. “This is a reminder to properly handle airsoft guns or any weapon that strongly resembles a firearm.”
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