Every year, nearly 3000 children and teens die from gunfire, and nearly 14,000 are injured.

Tuesday, November 13, 2012

Man threatens kids with AK47 after accusing them of stealing candy

A man in St. Louis Park, Minnesota, was mad that some "older kids" had stolen his kids' Halloween candy.  So he armed himself with an AK-47 assault rifle, got in his car with his wife and two children, and went hunting for the kids.

After briefly being pulled over by police for "driving erratically," the man then found some kids and threatened them with the AK-47.  Police eventually caught up with the man again and has been charged with a felony for his actions.

From an article:

Police found a group of juvenile boys, who said a man had driven up, pulled over and began to yell at them, accusing them of stealing candy from his child. When the man pulled out a “long gun,” the boys ran away. 
The boys described the suspect as a white male with an Asian female passenger in his car, the same description of a driver who was stopped earlier in the evening for driving erratically. During that traffic stop, the driver, identified as Hager, told officers that he was looking for “older kids” who had stolen candy from his child. 
Police went to Hager’s home and found him “very eager” to talk to them. He told them that he was angry that someone had stolen candy from his child, so he got into his car – accompanied by his wife and two children – and went searching for the “kids” who were responsible for the theft, according to the complaint. 
When he saw the group at 27th and Brunswick, he got out of his car to confront them, he told police. However, it appeared that none of them were taking him seriously and they were giving him “attitude,” he said, so he pulled a gun from his car, the complaint says. 
Hager said he held the gun near his side, but never pointed or fired it. He said he got back into his car and followed one of the boys whom he thought had stolen the candy, then stopped the car, put the gun in his trunk and went home, according to the complaint. 
Police arrested Hager and confiscated the unloaded AK-47.  [....] 
Hager has been released from custody on a $100,000 bond. No more court appearances have been scheduled in his case.


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