Ofc. Craig Hamilton
Friday, March 27, 2020 at 7:09 p.m.
A very real looking BB gun was taken off a 19 year old male today. He had intentionally shot and shattered several windows at Garry Middle School on the morning of March 24th, causing several thousand dollars of damage. An aware Dist. 81 School Resource Officer recognized the male as he was riding a scooter around Shaw Middle School earlier today. They had excellent video footage of the crime, which led to his arrest.
For some odd reason, he had the gun wrapped in this blond wig, which was found inside the backpack he was wearing when arrested. He denied that it was a "robbery kit."
The muzzle of the pistol is the actual size of a real Glock 19! Further inside the barrel it necks down to the size of a BB. The butt of the magazine is also made to appear as an actual Glock 19 magazine, except for the portion that holds the BB's. The gun actually has a number on the side, which looks like a serial number and it is stamped Glock 19 on the slide. There is also a laser attached to the rail. Putting this BB gun next to an actual Glock 19, a person would be hard pressed to distinguish the difference.
This is a fully legal gun and we only share this to show how hard it is to tell the real guns from the "toys," especially in the fraction of a second.
The male was identified as 19 year old Nicholas S. Kelley. He has a history of burglary, eluding and thefts. Kelley was not booked into jail due to the COVID-19 situation but he was charged by affidavit for 2nd Malicious Mischief and Illegal Possession of a Controlled Substance (both are felonies).
Officer John O'Brien