Dunkirk Police Highlight Dangers Of Toy Gun Misuse

App users, tap here to watch video report.

DUNKIRK – Police in Dunkirk are warning about the dangers of toy gun misuse following the arrest of a 17-year-old who shot up a vehicle causing damage.

On Wednesday the Dunkirk Police Department responded to the area of Lake Shore Drive East and Gazelle Street after a teen allegedly shot up a vehicle multiple times using a Splat-R-Ball and/or Orbeez toy gun, causing damage to a rear window.

The toy shoots water gel pellets that are propelled by a spring-loaded air pump mechanism.

The juvenile has since been charged in Family Court. While no injuries were reported in this incident, police are warning about the dangers non-lethal guns pose.

Although the toy guns are not illegal, the Dunkirk Police Department is reminding residents and parents to use these toy guns in a safe manner, and to monitor juveniles.

Police say these projectiles can cause significant damage to property and could potentially cause serious injuries.


Make it easy to keep up to date with more stories like this. Download the WNY News Now mobile app on the Apple App Store and Google Play Store.


Have a news tip? Email newsdesk@WNYNewsNow.com, send us a message on Facebook, or Twitter.

WNY News Now encourages an open exchange of opinions and ideas on our stories, however, we ask everyone to follow our comment policy.

Be the first to comment

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published.


This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.