Son of a gun! Nine-year-old boy tries to hold up jewellery store after pulling out pistol – but owner simply frogmarches him out
- The boy points the toy gun at store owner Nicolas Garcia in Moreno Buenos Aires
- But Mr Garcia walked around the counter, grabbed the boy, marched him out
- Mr Garcia said: ‘The kid told me to give him everything or he will “burn” me’
This is the incredible moment a nine-year-old boy armed with a replica gun tries to hold up the musclebound owner of a jewellery store.
The bizarre incident was caught on CCTV inside the shop in the city of Moreno in the eastern Argentinian province of Buenos Aires.
Store owner Nicolas Garcia said although the shop was closed, the door was open when the youngster walked in and he decided to see what the young client wanted.
The nine-year-old boy walks into the jewellery store in Moreno, in the eastern Argentinian province of Buenos Aires
He talks to store owner Nicolas Garcia, who said the shop was closed but he decided to see what the young client wanted
The boy then places the replica gun on the glass worktop. Mr Garcia said: ‘The kid told me to give him everything, to not be a moron because he will “burn” me’
But Mr Garcia was having none of it. He walked around the counter, grabbed the boy and took him out of the shop
The boy is seen on CCTV walking up to the counter and talking about jewellery before producing what appeared to be a handgun from his trousers.
The video footage shows the youngster place the gun on the counter and pointing it at Mr Garcia – in an apparent attempted armed robbery.
But Mr Garcia walked straight around the counter, grabbed the boy, marched him out of the shop and threw him back on to the street.
He said: ‘The kid told me to give him everything, to not be a moron because he will “burn” me.
‘I thought it was a toy gun, I could not imagine that he was talking to me seriously.’
Mr Garcia said: ‘I thought it was a toy gun, I could not imagine that he was talking to me seriously’
The boy’s 28-year-old mother, who recognised him from the footage, confirmed the gun was a fake and said she threw it away when she found out what happened.
The woman, who declined to be named, said she was a single mother of six who raised her children on her own.
She said the boy no longer went to school after he was expelled last year for dropping his trousers at a classmate.
Mr Garcia reported the attempted robber to the police after he received threats from relatives of the boy.
Cops told him the boy was under the age of criminality but they are investigating whether an adult was behind his actions.