A north Idaho teen was charged with a felony late Tuesday, arrested in an incident involving a toy gun.
This morning's Bonner County Daily Bee reports Sandpoint Police arrested a 17-year-old male, following an incident in which a Sandpoint Public Works employee was hit in a drive-by shooting with a pellet from an Airsoft gun.
The 17-year-old was locked up in the city's juvenile detention facility, charged with aggravated assault. The suspect said he mistook the victim for a sports coach and "decided to play a prank on him," according to the Daily Bee.
"Our officers receive training to distinguish between [Airsoft guns] and real guns," Sandpoint Police Chief Corey Coon told the Daily Bee. "But oftentimes, the average citizen can't, and they might choose to respond with deadly force."