Three young preteens in Toronto, Ohio spent two days on the run from their families and authorities after they stole a handgun and alcohol from one of their parents’ homes.
Toronto Police Chief Randy Henry told WTOV9 that “a 10-year-old, an 11-year-old, and a 12-year-old got together, got some alcohol. The 12-year-old stole a handgun from his mom’s boyfriend, out of the house — and she took it.”
“They were out shooting the gun, drinking alcohol,” Henry added.
Witnesses said the three preteens were running around, pointing the loaded gun at children and threatening to pull the trigger.
WTOV9 reported that the preteens were missing for approximately two days, and that friends and family posted on social media asking for help in locating them. One of the women whose Facebook timeline was featured on the WTOV9 report, however, disputed the station’s claims about the preteens’ odyssey.
“Three quarters of this story is untrue. But I guess if you have no other news to report you make up more to make it more dramatic!” Candice Hitt wrote.
All three of the preteens have been charged with possession of stolen property, theft of a firearm, and illegal consumption of alcohol.
June 30, 2014
Dear Drugs-Forum readers: We are a small non-profit that runs one of the most read drug information & addiction help websites in the world. We serve over 4 million readers per month, and have costs like all popular websites: servers, hosting, licenses and software. To protect our independence we do not run ads. We take no government funds. We run on donations which average $25. If everyone reading this would donate $5 then this fund raiser would be done in an hour. If Drugs-Forum is useful to you, take one minute to keep it online another year by donating whatever you can today. Donations are currently not sufficient to pay our bills and keep the site up. Your help is most welcome. Thank you.