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Friday, October 12, 2012

Five boys in Texas threatened at gunpoint for pulling prank

Five boys between the ages of 9 and 14 were playing "ding dong ditch" (ringing doorbells and running away) in Deer Park, Texas, when things went very wrong.  One woman, whose doorbell they rang, is accused of chasing them with a handgun after they ran away.

From an article:

It was the second time the kids had rung the bell at the home on Wynfield on a Saturday night and run off, in a juvenile prank known as “ding dong ditch.” 
According to police, there were five boys between the ages of 9 and 14. The woman’s 14-year old daughter followed them to a park with a bat. 
Mom was not far behind. 
According to an affidavit, she allegedly told one of them he “was lucky she didn’t shoot his head off.” She allegedly told another if he ran “she would shoot him and beat up his parents.” 
The boys said she had a gun in her hand. Police said there was no indication she was on any kind of substance. 
Records show the woman is 39-year old Cherry Reyes, and she has been charged with the felony offense of aggravated assault. 
Some neighbors said they feel better knowing that. 
One unidentified woman said the boys rang her bell and ran too, but that they are good kids. 
“I didn’t even worry about it,” she said. “Because I can look out and see them in the yard, I knew they were just playing around.”


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