I would agree this guy is an idiot. The point still remains that an airsoft is not a firearm and the headline was misleading.
This was the theft of a toy but the headline of this article would lead you to believe it was much more serious. If the idiot had stolen an action figure would the headline have read "Kidnapping leads to foot chase through woods"?
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