A 12-year-old boy is in trouble with the law after police said he robbed a lemonade stand with a BB gun.
Johnstown police Sgt. Patrick Goggin said police were called to the corner of Bond Street and Cypress Avenue at 5:43 p.m. Monday for a disturbance involving juveniles.
He said a 12-year-old boy approached a 10-year-old boy who was operating a lemonade stand.
“He had what appeared to be a handgun in his pocket,” Goggin said.
The 12-year-old boy then threatened to shoot the other boy if he didn’t hand over the money, Goggin said.
“They got into a wrestling match over the money box,” he said.
The alleged robber made off with $30, but not before tearing apart the lemonade stand.
Three other youths ages 8, 10 and 13 witnessed the incident and helped police track down the 12-year-old.
“He ran home with the other kids chasing him,” Goggin said.
Police said they found him at his home nearby.
Police determined the handgun was a BB gun.
The boy will be charged in juvenile court.