This is the moment a shop assistant in a toy shop is held up by two 8-year-old kids wielding a realistic-looking plastic gun before she later realises the shooter is fake.
The incident took place in the Zheleznodorozhny district of Russia’s fourth largest city of Yekaterinburg where the shop assistant spotted the two boys, both aged 8, acting suspiciously.
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Suspecting them of shoplifting, she demanded they hand over what they had taken and while one of the boys started to protest their innocence, the second boy pulled out the gun and aimed it at the woman.
A CCTV camera captured the threat, which took place over the weekend, when the gun-wielding boy told the woman she was asking too many questions.
When he decided she was still too threatening, he then opened fire, sending a hail of plastic bullets at the woman, who when she realised the weapon was a toy attempted to grab the pair.
In the confusion, the gun-wielding youngster managed to escape, but his friend was captured, and was held until the police could arrive.
Police officers told local media it was fortunate the realistic looking weapon only fired plastic pellets and was not pneumatic (like an air rifle), which could have caused serious injuries.
The head of the press service of the Ministry of Internal Affairs for the Sverdlovsk region, Valery Gorelykh, told local media there were currently looking for the second child and that both would likely receive an administrative punishment as they were too young to face criminal prosecution.
Neither of the boys was named.
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