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Prineville Police Issue Warning For Toy Gun

PRINEVILLE, OR -- Prineville Police recently issued a warning about Orbeez “toy” guns, saying they look like a specialized firearm but shoot gel water beads. A few teens and young adults now face criminal charges in Prineville for using these replica weapons in public; the latest just last week. Police say they are easily confused for a real firearm. 

The department issued the following statement on its Facebook page:

I think we can all agree that prevention is much better than a criminal investigation or an incident where a citizen is badly injured because they pointed something like the pictured “toy” at a citizen or officer. Police Officers are not the only people out there carrying real firearms, so we felt like maybe this post would help parents know what we are seeing, and possibly help keep these fun toys at home.

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