By Pat van den Beemt
12:28 PM EST, November 13, 2012
Baltimore County police arrested a juvenile last week and charged him with second-degree assault, alleging that he confronted a security officer and waved what appeared to be a handgun in the parking lot of the Walmart in Cockeysville.
The teen arrested a day after the incident was in possession of two BB guns — one of which resembled a black semiautomatic gun, police said.
According to police reports, on Nov. 5, at 8:37 p.m., three teens were riding electric carts meant for special needs customers around the sporting goods department of Walmart. A security officer told them to leave, the report said.
While in the parking lot, a teen wearing a red hooded sweat shirt reached into the front pocket, took out what appeared to be a black handgun, held it in the air and yelled at the security guard, according to the police report. The scene was captured on security video.
On Nov. 6, at 4:47 p.m., police were called to Lord Byron Lane and Galloway Avenue in Cockeysville for a report of juveniles with BB guns. A police officer found four juveniles and recognized three of them from the store video. They were in similar clothes, including one who wore a red hooded sweat shirt, police said.
Police recovered two BB guns — one resembled a black semiautomatic gun — in the pocket of the red sweat shirt, according to the report. Police said the teen wearing the red sweat shirt ran across the parking lot and was found by police under a stairwell of an apartment building in the 200 block of Lord Byron Lane.
When police went through a backpack he wore, they also found an Apple computer that was reported stolen on Nov. 1 in Towson, the report said.
The 17-year-old from Cockeysville was arrested and charged with second degree assault from the Walmart incident.