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Toy guns lead to arrest

Police rushed to Highway 33 and Dougall Road Thursday evening, pulling over a car and arresting four people at gunpoint.

Kelowna RCMP received reports of two men with handguns, prompting the large response, just before 5 p.m.

The reality of the situation proved to be less serious.

"Members located the vehicle and safely took four youths into custody, only to find out they were playing with plastic toy guns from the dollar store on their front lawn," said Const. Lesley Smith. 

After arresting the young people one at a time, with their own very real guns drawn, police determined there had been a misunderstanding. 

Smith says police gave the four young people a "stern talking to" before releasing them.

"They realized how serious their actions were and how their actions were perceived by their neighbours," Smith said. "The youths and their families were very embarrassed."



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