Teen who sent threatening pic on social media with fake gun faces charges, police say
MADISON, Wis. — A Madison teenager accused of sending a threatening image of himself with what appeared to be a gun was taken into custody Tuesday night, police said.
The Madison Police Department said a 14-year-old boy took a picture of himself pointing a fake AK-47 at a camera and sent the photo to another teen via social media.
According to the report, the boy threatened to harm the 13-year-old and his family if the victim did not give the suspect drugs and money.
The boy who received the picture told a trusted adult about the threat and police were notified, the report said. Officers went to the suspect’s home Tuesday and arrested him after officers recovered an airsoft rifle, drug paraphernalia and marijuana from his bedroom.
He was taken to the Juvenile Reception Center.
He is facing charges of unlawful use of computerized communication system, unlawful use of facsimile firearm, possession of drug paraphernalia and casual possession of marijuana.
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