My week started off innocent enough. It was the first day that it really felt like Spring outside. I went to Baker Park to make a warm weather feature.
I hadn’t been there for 20 minutes when some kids showed with toy guns – or so I thought.
No. They weren’t real guns. But they were airsoft guns and probably didn’t belong on a playground.
Some parents called 911 and reported these kids. While the kids weren’t shooting at anyone, I think parents were concerned with ricochet.
That was Monday.
Wednesday brought something much more exciting, journalisticly speaking.
I was headed back into New Castle after spending the morning grabbing some shots in Knightstown (which is in the southern part of Henry County). My phone rang. It was my news editor letting me know that an armed robbery had just taken place (but of course it was in the northern part of the county).
I arrived in time to watch officers from Henry and Randolph counties along with Indiana State Troopers search the bright orange truck that was used as a getaway vehicle and the surrounding property.
After deciding jurisdiction, both of the suspects were transferred into the custody of the Randolph County Sheriff’s Department.
The weapon wasn’t recovered until the next day.