Ohio police officer lectures boys with BB gun — 'I could've killed you'
An Ohio police officer received a call Saturday at 5:30 p.m. about “two young male blacks” who flashed a gun — and turned the call into a life lesson.
The Columbus Police Department released the bodycam footage Monday, revealing the lecture Officer Peter Casuccio gave the 11- and 13-year-old boys.
The boys, who appeared to be shaken up, apologized after Officer Casuccio explained himself.
“You should be sorry and you should be scared,” Officer Casuccio can be heard saying on the footage published to YouTube.
Officer Casuccio recalled that when he pulled up, the boy with the BB gun started to freak out and pull the gun from out of his waistband.
“I didn’t know it was a BB gun till it hit the sidewalk,” Officer Casuccio said.
He then proceed to ask, "Do you think I want to shoot an 11-year-old? Do you think I want to shoot a 13-year-old? Do I honestly look like the kind of dude who wants to shoot anybody?”
After the encounter, Officer Casuccio took the boy home and spoke with his parents.
“Regardless of what people say about the dudes wearing this uniform. We care,” Casuccio said.
Officer Casuccio told the boy "I could've killed you” and he wouldn’t have missed if he shot at him.
“You could be gone. Everything you wanted to do in this life could’ve been over,” he said.