California boy, 10, arrested for scaring woman with toy gun

A 10-year-old boy was arrested in California after he pointed a toy gun at a woman who believed it was real, The Burbank Leader reported Monday.

The boy, who was not identified, went to the 67-year-old woman's Burbank home Sunday and knocked on the door because he believed her grandson had beaten up one of his friends at school, Burbank police Lt. John Dilibert said.

When the woman answered, he reportedly pointed the plastic gun at her and yelled, "You suck," before running away.

The woman told police she thought the toy weapon was real, the Los Angeles Times reported. Several neighbors also reported that they saw a boy apparently running down the street with a gun.

The boy was arrested on suspicion of brandishing a weapon. After searching his home and speaking with his mother, officers released him to his parents' custody, Dilibert said.