A man smoking outside his home in the 100 block of Woolery Lane considered himself menaced by a 13-year-old trying to bum a cigarette.
The man told the kid to go away; he was too young. That’s when the kid pulled up his shirt to show a weapon – which turned out to be a broken pellet gun – and said, “I’ll shoot you.”
The boy walked off, but police were summoned, confiscated the gun and gave the youth a lecture in how smoking leads to lung disease. No charges were brought.