Worcester Suspect Honest in Explaining Pellet Gun
WORCESTER, Mass. (AP) — A Worcester man charged with breaking into a vacant home had an honest answer when police asked him why he was carrying a pellet gun. The suspect told officers he was denied a permit to carry a real gun.
Chief Gary Gemme says such honesty in a criminal suspect is unusual, but added that it’s proof that “the system we have in place works.”
Gemme tells the Telegram & Gazette that pellet guns are still dangerous and the one carried by the suspect in Wednesday’s break-in was indistinguishable from a real weapon.
John Boguzis was charged with breaking and entering with intent to commit a felony and carrying a dangerous weapon in connection with the break-in at an under-renovation home reported at about 5 a.m. Wednesday. His arraignment is pending.
Information from: Telegram & Gazette (Worcester, Mass.), http://www.telegram.com