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Md. police briefed on modified water guns

Tuesday - 5/29/2012, 9:32am  ET

SALISBURY, Md. - Police on the Lower Eastern Shore are looking out for water guns that have been modified to conceal shotguns.

Law enforcement agencies including the Wicomico County Sheriff's Office received a briefing recently about the practice.

The most recent incident was in Fresno, Calif., where a man was charged with carrying a 20-gauge shotgun inside the brightly colored plastic shell of a water gun.

State police spokesman Greg Shipley says the prospect of modified water guns is "just another example of why it's tough to be a police officer." He says officers will have to use their common sense to evaluate the danger associated with water guns.

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Information from: The Daily Times of Salisbury, Md., http://www.delmarvanow.com/


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