Bill Handel

Bill Handel

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Dad Of Toddler With Gun Arrested On Live TV

If you've ever watched On Patrol: Live, where cameras follow law enforcement live in real time, you know that pretty much anything can happen.

Well, this weekend was a doozy.

Cameras were following officers in Beech Grove, Indiana, who responded to call from an apartment complex where neighbors reported a child was pointing a gun at people.

Once they got on the scene they found out neighbors had seen a 4-year-old boy, wearing only a diaper, wandering outside a second floor apartment door holding a gun, waving it around and pointing it at people.

When cops went to the apartment, the little boy answered the door and let police inside. The boy's father came out and talked to officers and said he had been in bed sick all day and claimed that he didn't know anything about his son being out of the apartment or playing with a gun, and he claimed there wasn't even a gun in the house.

Officers told the man to lock the door so his son couldn't go wandering outside, and left the apartment. As they started to leave the complex, another neighbor stopped them and showed them surveillance video from a prior day which showed the same little boy outside the same apartment holding a 9mm Smith & Wesson handgun, waiving it around saying 'pew, pew, pew' as if he were shooting.

Officers returned to the apartment to speak to the father again and told him they had just seen surveillance video of his child outside waving a gun around and asked him again if he had a gun in the apartment. The father said no.

That's when one officer leaned down to talk to the little boy and asked him where he put his 'pew pew.' That's when the little boy led the officer to a roll top desk in the living room. When officers checked the desk, they found a 9mm Smith & Wesson with 15 rounds in the magazine. (no bullet in the chamber thankfully.)

Officers arrested the father for felony child neglect, which is punishable by up to two and a half years in prison.

The little boy was taken to his mother's home.

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