It was a scary lesson for a young boy from Columbus, Ohio who reportedly pulled out a bb gun while walking, leading an officer to rush to the scene, pulling out his own weapon.
Officer Peter Casuccio’s bodycam recorded the scene as he talked to the 11-year-old and his 13-year-old friend. The officer was patrolling Saturday with a ride-along from a community group when he got the call about two black boys flashing a gun nearby.
Audio from the bodycam reveals the 11-year-old started pulling out the gun, scared as Officer Casuccio responded to the scene, in order to drop it. The officer says when the gun hit the sidewalk he realized it wasn’t real.
After taking the boy home, the officer tells the mom what happened. The mom immediately realizes the danger, telling her son “He could’ve shot you!”