Two Kids, Ages 7 & 11, Threaten To Kill Woman With Loaded Gun

Mon, December 10, 2012 2:05pm EST by 12 Comments
11-Year-Old Holds Woman at Gunpoint
Courtesy of ABC

Amy Garrett, 22, was left shaking in fear after two young boys allegedly approached her car in a Portland, Ore. church parking lot on Dec. 8 and threatened to ‘blow her brains out’ with a gun if she didn’t give them her truck.

Two young boys, ages 7 and 11, are accused of attempting to rob and carjack a Portland woman in the parking lot of a church. Amy Garett, 22, said the boys approached her car window and demanded her to hand over the keys to her truck — when she didn’t, one of the boys showed his full-loaded gun, and threatened to kill her with it.

“They told me they were going to blow my brains out if I didn’t give them something,” she told local Portland station KATU.com on Dec. 8 after the incident.

She was parked outside Freedom Foursquare Church waiting for her parents, when the two boys came up to her window. She recognized them as two kids who sometimes frequent the church.

Then, one pulled him his shirt to reveal a loaded handgun in his pocket. When she asked if the gun was real, she said one of the kids told her, “You don’t ever ask somebody if it’s real. That’s how you get yourself shot,” she told KATU.com

They demanded she hand over her truck, which she refused, so they asked for her wallet — and insisted they were going to kill her if they didn’t give her anything.

“I definitely didn’t think I was going to get out of there alive. I thought I was going to die,” she said.

Frightened, she put her car in drive and sped off. Luckily for Amy, police had been called on the two boys earlier after someone else had reported seeing two boys playing with a gun.

The boys were caught by police, but not arrested

When police arrived, the two boys tried to run away — but police caught up with them, and recovered a loaded .22 caliber handgun out of the 11-year-old boy’s pocket. He was taken in the back of the police car, while the 7-year-old was sitting on the curb “crying hysterically,” according to Amy.

However, the boys were released to their parents’ care because they are too young to be held in a juvenile detention center. Amy told police the kids’ release was “scary.”

What do YOU think of the story HollyMoms? Should the kids have been released? Let us know in the comments below!

– Christina Stiehl

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wanda

Posted at 7:35 PM on December 10, 2012  

At least the 11 year old should’ve been arrested, he had the gun.

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Sabra

Posted at 7:12 PM on December 10, 2012  

Child services should be brought in to check out the parents and both boys should be in jail. And to watch this kid walk up to the reporter like he did puts up a real warning sign in my mind that this boy is without shame or conscience,and still loose in the neighborhood. I guess they have to shoot someone or kill someone to get attention from Authorities.

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Lois Taylor

Posted at 6:59 PM on December 10, 2012  

Release the children and arrest BOTH parents.

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Leanne Buchanan

Posted at 6:02 PM on December 10, 2012  

You have no idea what this incident has done to the safety of citizens!! Any 11 year olds out there who want to pull a gun and rob someone… no problem we will just take you home to a parent or parents who obviously had no control in the first place. How much more do we have to take before people wake up and teach their kids , respect, honesty, trust, doing what is right!! Common sense!! Work ethic!! I fear sometimes it is too late… society is doomed with the generations that are coming of age now!

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stormyboo

Posted at 3:28 PM on December 10, 2012  

Jail time will scare the crap out of them, even if to just teach them a lesson

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Gunnut

Posted at 3:24 PM on December 10, 2012  

These two kids were merely teaching the church lady gun safety. She now knows, for instance, that one way people get shot is by asking questions about other peoples’ guns. Kids ought to be commended, not villified.

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Sabra

Posted at 6:55 PM on December 10, 2012  

Do you mean if you had a gun and someone asked you about it you would shoot them? And it’s O.K. for 2 young boys to threaten this woman caused she was asking questions about a gun? Sounds like you have a mind of another up and coming thug.

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FaithfulMormon

Posted at 3:23 PM on December 10, 2012  

If she had a gun too she would have had nothing to fear. She could have shot those two for her own safety. This is why everyone should have guns while the left tries to take them away from everyone. Those two kids were no doubt raised in a liberals home likely with 2 same sex “parents”. They were taught taking welfare is okay so why not just rob people directly like they already robbed all of us? This is Obama’s America people! Thankfully we can escape it in 2016.

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Concerned Citizen

Posted at 11:15 PM on December 10, 2012  

You should really be ashamed of yourself! This has nothing to do with Obama or whether or not these kids have hetero- or homosexual parents. It would be more beneficial to get to the real root of the problem instead of just throwing out issues that you are personally unhappy with but have nothing to do with this particular incident.

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STOPDAMadness

Posted at 7:33 PM on December 15, 2012  

Ur retarded enough said

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STOPDAMadness

Posted at 7:36 PM on December 15, 2012  

FaithfulMormon… ur name should be faithmoron cause ur retarded enough said

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Linda

Posted at 2:32 PM on December 10, 2012  

Hell no they should not be released!

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