Drive-bys are a little different in Quincy, Massachusetts. According to local news reports, a pair of teens stopped by a Wal-Mart, purchased a set of Nerf guns and commenced driving around their neighborhood shooting at pedestrians. Drive-by Nerfing – sounds like a typical Friday night, right?

All was well until the dynamic duo fired upon a pair of resting construction workers, who gave chase in their own vehicle down a dead-end road. With the teens cornered, the workers approached the vehicle and retrieved one of the guns from inside. That's when the driver decided to make his hasty escape.

The teen cut the wheel, threw the car into reverse and promptly ran over one of the construction workers' legs before driving forward over a 10-foot retaining wall and totaling the vehicle. Police have charged the teen with a litany of charges, including assault and battery, assault and battery by means of a dangerous weapon and driving to endanger.

In this case, the dangerous weapon was the car... not the Nerf gun.


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      gergelish
      • 4 Years Ago
      ACHIEVEMENT UNLOCKED!
      David
      • 4 Years Ago
      Isn't firing a projectile consisting of rubber, plastic, and styrofoam considered litering more anything?
        cashsixeight
        • 4 Years Ago
        @David
        No, I got tickets doing this kind of stuff as a kid. We threw KFC mashed potatoes, and kleenex filled with flour wrapped with a twist tie. Flour bombs. :)
      Aussie74
      • 4 Years Ago
      They were lucky. In a world where people will ram your car because you look vaguely like someone who just got off a murder charge (a person still locked up on the other side of the country, at that point BTW) this could've escalated into something far more serious.
      Cornel001
      • 4 Years Ago
      "In this case, the dangerous weapon was the car... not the Nerf gun." Actually the dangerous weapon is the man himself.
      Dhunt
      • 4 Years Ago
      When keepin' it real goes wrong...
      Jac Zobel de Ayala
      • 4 Years Ago
      Stupid American teens. Enjoy being brats while you can. 3rd worldliness awaits your future. lolz
        Curtis
        • 4 Years Ago
        @Jac Zobel de Ayala
        your disdain for "Stupid American teens" sounds more like misguided envy. It's okay, we understand.
        AldenBiesen
        • 4 Years Ago
        @Jac Zobel de Ayala
        Generally speaking, European (that includes our Arabs btw) teens are no better...
      erocatemysocks
      • 4 Years Ago
      If someone "retrieves" anything from my car while I'm inside it, they should be lucky they just got ran over..... If I were a teen I'd be scared to death a construction worker was trying to get in my car too. And they chased the teens down? One could argue getting hit by Nerf bullets doesn't warrant chasing anyone down. Based on the information given, I'd say he deserved to get ran over. I would have laughed and went on living my life.
        cashsixeight
        • 4 Years Ago
        @erocatemysocks
        Yeah but construction workers are usually stupid ********* that can't even line up barrels properly. They hate their lives thus must be as overly aggressive as possible if anybody "dishonors" their pointless existence.
          Ashton
          • 4 Years Ago
          @cashsixeight
          You do realize construction workers have built the world your living in right now.....don't you?
      jimmyt505
      • 4 Years Ago
      This is outrageous. The fact that these kids walked into Wal Mart and purchased a Nerf gun without so much as a background check reiterates the need for honest debate on the subject of Nerf gun control. Also, with a magazine like that, this Nerf gun is designed to be used on people. Reinstate the Nerf Weapons Ban that expired in 2004!
        GR8REVIL
        • 4 Years Ago
        @jimmyt505
        are you serious? or do you just have a good sense of humor :)
      marcosc
      • 4 Years Ago
      Welcome to the real world kids, once in jail they will learn what inmates can do with real weapons..
      stickshiftn69
      • 4 Years Ago
      what a bunch of punk ******* teens... they deserve every charge possible... the construction guys should have ran over the teens legs with their bobcat and see how they liked it ... scumbag punks
        Lemon
        • 4 Years Ago
        @stickshiftn69
        ....its a nerf gun....the fact that the construction workers caused such a fuss in the first place is a bit of a surprise to me. Still, once cornered, the teens should have just given up rather than causing this whole mess. I'm sure they didn't expect it to get so serious so quickly
          Curtis
          • 4 Years Ago
          @Lemon
          Yeah I can't imagine what was going through the construction workers minds. I'd be pissed at first if someone drove by and shot me with a nerf gun, but those initial feelings would be from the shock of the odd situation at hand. I'd later laugh about it and probably think "why didn't my friends and I think of doing that when we were teens?". The teens didn't do anything harmful, it's a nerf gun, designed specifically for safely shooting at children. These construction workers sound more dangerous for chasing and cornering the teens (with their own vehicles) and then stealing their nerf guns. If I were in the teens situation I'd be scared out of my mind and fearful for my life, I'd do whatever I could do get out of that situation as quickly as possible.
      bleexeo
      • 4 Years Ago
      Great to see mommy and daddy doing such a terrific job raising their kids.
        Curtis
        • 4 Years Ago
        @bleexeo
        I'm betting you blame your parents for all the bad things that you did in your youth... Seriously? Parents aren't always the blame for senseless acts, which is what this was. It wasn't a dangerous or malicious act, it was simply senseless. I made plenty of senseless acts when I was young, and I know my parents raised me better, but I'd never allow my parents to take any of the blame for my own actions. These were kids having fun, of course they didn't think of the consequences of their fun, but they never had any intention to harm anyone, so at least their actions weren't completely misguided.
      GR8REVIL
      • 4 Years Ago
      have a sense of humor, these kids were not doing anyone harm. Get over it, have fun collecting your disability checks for life making **** for cash becuase you had to chase down a couple kids. Come at me like that and you'd meet a 9mm Glock in your face.
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