State Police: Teen arrested for having real gun painted to look like toy gun

State Police: Teen arrested for having real gun painted to look like toy gun

NEW ORLEANS (WAFB) - On February 15, 2015, Louisiana State Police Troopers arrested a 16 year-old juvenile for illegal possession of a handgun on N. Claiborne at Bienville St. in New Orleans.

LSP Troopers say the juvenile was carrying a handgun that was painted to resemble a toy gun.

Reports say shortly after 10:45 pm, two Troopers patrolling the New Orleans area during Carnival 2015 approached the juvenile, who was loitering around an abandoned building. When the troopers contacted the 16 year-old, they conducted a pat down for weapons.

Troopers discovered a RPG .22 caliber revolver that was painted to resemble a toy gun.

The juvenile was booked into the New Orleans Juvenile Facility for illegal carrying of a weapon.

"Law enforcement partnerships continue to be the foundation of the 2015 Mardi Gras season," said Colonel Mike Edmonson, State Police Superintendent. "We will continue to be proactive and work as a unified team. This illegal weapon is indicative of the threat which law enforcement faces everyday as we strive to provide a safe Carnival atmosphere."

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