A 22-year old man, Joseph Glenn, stole a realistic-looking BB gun from a Walmart store in Ruston, Louisiana. He then tried to use the gun to carjack or kidnap a woman in the Walmart parking lot.
Later, he used the gun in a robbery of a gas station. When police showed up at his hotel room, Glenn brandished the gun and was shot by police. He later died from his wounds. It was only after this point that police realized the gun was a BB gun.
From an article:
Around midnight, Ruston Police responded to an armed robbery at a gas station on Louisiana Highway 33 in Ruston. Later, officers were called to an aggravated kidnapping at Walmart. A description of the subject, and evidence from both scenes, led police to identify Joseph Glenn, 22, of Grambling as the suspect in both crimes. ....
Surveillance footage from the Walmart in Ruston shows the suspect stealing the BB pistol from the store. According to sources close to the investigation, this was just before the suspect attempted to steal a car from the Walmart parking lot with a woman inside.
The suspect was identified as Joseph Glenn of Grambling, and was located early Sunday morning at the Hampton Inn in Ruston. That's where he drew his weapon, and was shot by Ruston Police officers.
Glenn was transported to the hospital where he was pronounced dead.There is no reason for BB guns to look realistic, and no reason for Walmart to sell them.
Walmart. Save money. Die faster.