Replica Firearm and Knife Seized
(Innisfil, ON) A 21-year-old man and a 17-year-old girl are facing weapons charges after South Simcoe Police Service officers seized a knife and a replica firearm.
On Sunday, August 25, 2019, around 6:30 p.m., police were called to a report of a group of people fighting in the area of Mary Lou Street and Jans Boulevard in Innisfil. When police arrived the group had fled the scene. After a brief search of the area, a male suspect and a female companion were located. A 21-year-old Innisfil man was charged with possession of a weapon for a dangerous purpose and breach of probation after he was found to be carrying a knife. A 17-year-old Innisfil girl was charged with possession of a weapon for a dangerous purpose after a replica pistol BB gun was located in her backpack.
South Simcoe Police Service is reminding the public about the dangers of replica firearms which can be indistinguishable from real guns. Police will treat replica firearms as real until they can prove otherwise which could have tragic consequences. And like this case, fake guns can bring very real criminal charges.
Imitations can include:
Airsoft, BB or pellet guns
Replica or prop guns
Toy or novelty guns
A photo of the seized replica firearm and a real firearm is attached. Can you tell the difference? (The real firearm is on the right).