A desire for a basketball has a Milton Youth facing a robbery charge and a father/son duo facing assault charges.
Yesterday afternoon near the five o clock hour, Police in Halton Region responded to the Thompson Road and Louis St Laurent Avenue area of Milton after receiving multiple 911 calls reporting a man with a firearm chasing another man.
.Investigation revealed that earlier in the day, two young 15 year old males had been playing basketball at a park when Another young male also aged 15, approached and asked several times for their basketball before pulling a handgun out for intimidation.
The kids wisely obliged and handed the ball over.
The Young Boys went home to tell their families and that’s when two older family members decided to take the matters into their own hands and find the culprit resulting in the foot chase and physical altercation.
The handgun recovered by police was determined to be a BB gun. As a result of his desire for a basketball a 15 year old Milton Youth is facing one count of robbery.
While both men, an 18 and 43 year old man both from Milton are facing one count of assault.