Man Arrested With Shotgun Disguised as "Super Soaker"

Squirt gun held shotgun shell, police said

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    Super Soaker
    A Super Soaker (not this one) was modified to hold a shotgun shell, police said.

    This squirt gun packs serious heat.

    A 54-year-old convicted felon was reportedly arrested in California for carrying a “Super Soaker” gun that had been modified to hold a shotgun shell instead of water.

    Fresno police told KMPH-TV the arrest came shortly after they had been briefed about people who convert toy guns into weapons.

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    Police said they encountered Randy Smith walking the streets while carrying the weapon around his neck in a sling.

    "He took the Super Soaker apart, was able to fashion a barrel to where he was able to make what's considered a zip gun, where you can fire one round through it,” Sergeant Mark Hudson told KMPH. “In this case it was a 20 gauge shotgun shell."

    A local gun shop employee told the TV station such a modification could be made for as cheap as $30, but would be about as safe for its handler as “putting a hand grenade next to your head.”

    Smith was reportedly arrested on a slew of weapon charges.