Two kids tried to rob a woman and steal her truck in southeast Portland Saturday, with one telling the other to “show her your piece.”
Police say one of the two, an 11-year-old boy, had a cocked — and loaded — .22-caliber handgun. The other was a 7-year-old boy.
Officers were flagged down by a woman, a 22-year-old from Southeast Portland, who told officers that she had been sitting in her truck when the two kids approached her vehicle as she sat in the Freedom Foursquare Church parking lot. She told police that the kids tried to carjack her as she waited for her parents who were in church.
She told officers that the 7-year-old told the 11-year-old to ‘show her your piece’ and the 11-year-old lifted his shirt and showed her a gun.
The woman told police that she refused to give them the truck and the kids then demanded her phone and money, telling her that they couldn’t leave without something and they threatened to shoot her if she didn’t give them something. The woman again refused to give them anything and she drove away, calling 9-1-1.
As she pulled away she saw the 11-year-old pull the gun from his pocket.
As officers approached, the 11-year-old told the 7-year-old to run but both were stopped on the south side of the Freedom Foursquare Church.
Officers told the 11-year-old to keep his hands out of his pockets but he ignored the officers and tried putting his hand back in his pocket. Officers grabbed his arms and recovered a cocked and loaded .22 caliber handgun in his pocket.
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