Shocking moment armed 12-YEAR-OLD boy robs a Michigan gas station: Child aims his grandfather’s gun at cashier and fires a warning shot after she asks ‘are you serious?’
- Boy, 12, is caught on surveillance footage walking into a gas station
- He demands female cashier hand over money from the till to him
- Cashier asks the youngster if he is serous before he fires a round into the ceiling
- Woman grabs a bag of cash, handing it over to the boy telling him to ‘Get out!’
- The boy was arrested soon afterwards and is in custody until his hearing
- Charged with armed robbery, assault with a dangerous weapon, and discharge of a firearm
A youngster was caught on surveillance camera video holding up a Michigan gas station as he demanded the money from the cashier.
Footage sees the skinny 12-year-old waiting calmly in line in the town of Hartford, with his hand in his backpack as a customer in front of him pay for gas.
When he reaches the front of the line he whips out a 9mm handgun from his black bag and demands money.
‘Put the money in the bag!’ the boys states calmly. The cashier appears incredulous at the request initially and asks him, ‘Are you serious?’
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To ensure she sees his request as legitimate the boy fires a round into the ceiling.
The woman behind the counter flinches but then pulls out a bag of money from the safe and quickly hands it over to the kid, ordering him to ‘Get out!’
As the boy leaves he attempts to reload his gun but it jams. One of the shell casings can be seen falling to the floor.
The child then calmly walks out as if nothing had happened.
Just before 4pm on Wednesday, 911 dispatchers received the call about the armed robbery at the Marathon gas station on East Main Street – just one block from the police station.
The boy was promptly picked up by cops minutes later.
Hartford Police Chief Tressa Beltran picked him up without incident and charged with armed robbery, assault with a dangerous weapon, and discharge of a firearm in Van Buren County Family Court on Thursday.