"Just playing around," Iowa teen unwittingly points BB pistol at undercover officers
They ordered Ryon Shelton, 15, of Cedar Rapids, to drop his gun, police said.
''They thought it was a real gun,'' police Lt. Kenneth Washburn said. ''He dropped the gun and attempted to run and was apprehended.''
Shelton told officers he was ''just playing around'' and trying to scare people during the Halloween night incident, police said.
He was cited for assault while displaying a dangerous weapon and released to relatives, police said.
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