‘Exercise Caution With Toy Guns That Look Real’

June 24, 2024 | 5 Comments

“We urge all members of the community, to exercise caution and responsibility when handling toy guns that closely resemble real firearms,” the police said

A police spokesperson said, “The Bermuda Police Service [BPS] would like to bring to your attention a matter of utmost importance, regarding the use of realistic looking toy guns in the community.

“We recently received a report of an individual observed carrying what appeared to be a real firearm near a residence. A concerned occupant promptly contacted the BPS, who immediately responded, identified the individual involved and seized the suspected firearm. Upon investigation, it was determined that the item in question was, in fact, a realistic looking toy gun. The item was subsequently seized by officers who responded.”

Antoine Daniels, Assistant Commissioner of Police – Crime, said, “This incident serves as a stark reminder of the potential dangers and serious repercussions that can arise from the use or display of realistic looking toy guns in public spaces. Such actions can create unnecessary panic, confusion, and may even result in arrest or more tragic consequences.”

“We urge all members of the community, to exercise caution and responsibility when handling toy guns that closely resemble real firearms. It is crucial that you take into consideration the potential risks associated with carrying such items in public areas. Parents and guardians, please take the time to discuss this with your children or minors for whom you are responsible. Furthermore, we appeal to members of the public to consider the impact of their actions and to refrain from using realistic looking toy guns in a manner that could be misconstrued as a threat to public safety.”

The police spokesperson said, “The BPS takes the safety and well-being of our community very seriously and we rely on your cooperation and vigilance to help maintain a secure environment for all residents. If you come across any suspicious or concerning behaviour involving the use of suspected firearms, please do not hesitate to immediately contact us. Let us work together to ensure the safety of our community.”

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  1. Joe Bloggs says:

    That “individual” is lucky to have been in Bermuda at the time. People in the United States get shot by the police for less.

  2. MADDOG says:

    If you make a decision to have a pretend gun that looks like a real gun with all the nonsense going ok these days….you are just asking for trouble and you get what you get. You think people are going to take the time to say…hummm….I wonder if that gun he is pointing at me is real??? How about you help yourself and How about you just don’t have a pretend gun. We have enough problems with the real ones.

    • Toodle-oo says:

      You’ve got to admit , it’s hard to drum up any sympathy for someone who would do something as stupid as that.

  3. Triangle Drifter says:

    An LEO with a gun pointed at him has a split second to decide if that gun is real or fake.

    Does he or doesn’t he shoot? He doesn’t have the luxury of hours in a court room debating whether he did the right thing.

    In a blink of an eye he could be dead. Police lives matter.

  4. Wondering Why says:

    An adult carrying a toy gun! One would wonder if you have used it already to carry out a crime to scare your victims, or you planned to……

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