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Victim threatened by boys in Marigny talks about encounter

The victim, who FOX 8 will not identify, says it was clear to him that the two kids were up to no good. (FOX 8 Photo) The victim, who FOX 8 will not identify, says it was clear to him that the two kids were up to no good. (FOX 8 Photo)
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Construction workers at the corner of Royal and Marginy streets say they watched two young kids casing vehicles in the neighborhood Friday afternoon.

“So, when they came around the corner, they had another vehicle on this corner and they were looking in the back of it. I said, 'Hey, get out of here,'” says the victim.

The victim, who FOX 8 will not identify, says it was clear to him that the two kids, a 6-year-old and an 11-year-old, were up to no good. That’s why he says he decided to confront them.

“That’s when he turned around and started saying, 'What are you going to do? Mind your own business.' The little 6 year old was saying that in the front and he was coming towards me,” says the victim.

He says the 6-year-old boy was the aggressor at first, threatening him and cursing and repeatedly calling him a "b---h."                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    “'You better mind your own business,' he was saying. Then, the 11-year-old boy had a gun. He had his hand on the gun and shirt was wrapped around the gun. He never pointed the gun at me, but he kept saying, 'You better hush your mouth,'” says the victim.

The man says even after seeing the gun, he wasn’t afraid. He says he continued to tell the young gunman to leave the area, but the two children refused to back down.

“I finally yelled, 'There’s the police!' They got scared and they took off running,” says the victim.

The victim called police, and investigators quickly found the pair a couple of blocks away in the 3000 block of Chartres Street.

The 6-year-old was released to his parents, while the 11-year-old was booked into the juvenile detention center.

“These kids are not going to face any real consequences, and you don’t think they know that? Don’t’ think the 16- and 18-year-olds who put them up to it, don’t know that? Of course, they do,” says Joe Raspanti.

FOX 8 legal analyst Joe Raspanti predicts the 11-year-old will face probation.

“It gets more difficult the younger they get to get any real consequences against the perpetrator," he says.

The victim calls the entire incident sad.

“In the 6-year-old’s eyes, I can do whatever I want. I don’t get in trouble. I don’t go to jail. I’m sure the same thing happened to the 11-year-old. He feels like, I’ll just go back home, so why have fear? Because there is no consequence,” says the victim.

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