[Video] Couple Could Face Jail Time Following Prank With Nerf Gun
I’m a little torn on this one. I hate to see people charged with stupid things and I also don’t like it when toy guns are used on strangers in public (self defense disaster waiting to happen).
In this case, a couple in Fenton, MO (a suburb of St. Louis), thought it would be fun to play a prank on a fast food worker (maybe there isn’t too much entertainment in Fenton).
They rolled through a drive through in a black SUV, approached the window and fired a foam dart from a Nerf gun at the worker in the window.
The couple was located from surveilance camera footage and they were both arrested on charges of third degree assault.
According to KMOV,
“The Nerf dart strikes her. Nobody was injured in this case but if it hits an eye or something an injury could result from this,” said St. Louis County Police Officer Brian Schellman.
A physical injury does not have to occur for assault charges to be filed. The presence of fear alone can institute a third-degree assault charge, which is punishable by one to 15 days in jail and a $300 fine.
Both suspects are due in court on April 14.
While I agree that firing toy guns at strangers is a bad idea for several reasons, isn’t this something that could be resolved by telling the couple not to be dumbasses anymore and call it a day?