By Cpl. Jack Nash
OKEECHOBEE — Ever heard the song titled What Was I Thinking?
Let's start by saying we are incredibly grateful that the 15-year-old young man at the Sports Complex Sunday afternoon did not decide to pull this out. What a tragedy this could have been for everyone involved.
The young man in question was flashing this "Glock 9mm" (later found to be an airsoft gun) to everyone, telling them he was armed with a real Glock handgun.
Thank you to those who called and reported this and kept the information going until we were on the scene and had this person in custody.
Although the young man ran at first, he has eventually apprehended a short distance from the Sports Complex.
The Glock in the evidence bag is the same "gun" the suspect was flashing. The Glock 17 below is precisely what our deputies carry on shift.
Ask yourself, "If he pulled this out, could I tell the difference in a split second?" People sometimes forget just how quickly something like this can change many lives.
Please speak to your children.