Toy Gun Prompts Real Police Response

GREENFIELD, Mass. (AP) _ An apparent prank on a western Massachusetts highway with a fake but realistic-looking gun prompted a large police response and earned four college students a date in court.

State police received several calls at about 4 p.m. Sunday about a slow-moving car on Interstate 91 in the Greenfield area in which a rear-seat passenger was pointing a gun at the driver.

When police pulled the vehicle over, they found that the gun was an Airsoft pistol, which looks real, but shoots plastic pellets.

Police say four male students from Plymouth State University in New Hampshire were summoned to court on disorderly conduct charges. One also faces a fine for having a small amount of marijuana, while the driver was charged with operating with an expired registration and failure to stop.
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Information from: The (Greenfield, Mass.) Recorder, http://www.recorder.com

(Copyright 2012 by The Associated Press.  All Rights Reserved.)

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