Two boys were briefly detained Monday after they were caught allegedly pointing BB guns at passing cars on Miner Road and Ocean Parkway, according to Boynton Beach police.
The boys, ages 10 and 12, were released to the custody of their mother after officers explained the dangers of their actions, police said.
According to police, when officers arrived on scene shortly before 2 p.m., the boys began to run away. The juveniles were immediately detained by officers in the 300 block of Northeast 28th Court. The guns looked so real that an officer did not realize they were BB guns until he got up close and examined the writing on on their barrels.
The boys reportedly told officers they skipped school and were pointing the guns at cars. The guns were seized and officers explained to boys how badly the situation could have ended, police said.