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SC 10-year-old pulls gun after candy theft joke

AIKEN, SC (AP) South Carolina officials say a 10-year-old trick-or-treater pulled a 9-mm handgun on a woman who joked that she'd steal his candy on Halloween.

The Augusta Chronicle reported Tuesday that a 28-year-old woman told authorities she recognized some youngsters Monday evening, and she joked she'd take their candy.

Aiken Public Safety Lt. David Turno said a 10-year-old in the group said no and pointed the handgun at her.

Turno said the gun wasn't loaded but the boy had a clip of ammunition. He was taken to the police station and was turned over to his parents.

Turno said the boy's 10-year-old brother told officials he also had a gun and both weapons were recovered by police. Turno said the boys got them from their grandfather without his permission.

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