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10-year-old stuns guard with laser

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A security guard in western Sweden avoided major injury after receiving a dangerous hit in the eye from a laser beam fired by a 10-year-old boy.

The boy escaped criminal charges, however, due to his young age.

The security guard in Borås was momentarily stunned when he was shot in the eye at 1am Saturday morning with a green laser.

The guard was driving down Lars Kaggsgatan when he was suddenly struck by th laser eye, which caused pain and tears.

After a quick search, the perpetrator was revealed to be a 10-year-old boy.

“With the help of colleagues, the security guard was able to locate where the laser came from. It was an apartment and there they got hold of the 10-year-old boy,” internal police officer Lars Hullegård told local newspaper Borås Tidning (BT).

Police were called to the scene and spoke with both the boy and his guardians.

The incident is classified as aggravated assault, but because the boy is 10-years of age, he is not held criminally responsible and has been handed over to social services.

The laser pointer fired by the boy was bought during a trip abroad.

“In many cases parents buy this for their children as a fun toy. They don't think about the harm it can cause others,” Hullegård told BT.

Laser pointers are not available in Sweden's stores and the use of them in a public place requires a permit.

A security guard in western Sweden avoided major injury after receiving a dangerous hit in the eye from a laser beam fired by a 10-year-old boy.

The boy escaped criminal charges, however, due to his young age.

The security guard in Borås was momentarily stunned when he was shot in the eye at 1am Saturday morning with a green laser.

The guard was driving down Lars Kaggsgatan when he was suddenly struck by th laser eye, which caused pain and tears.

After a quick search, the perpetrator was revealed to be a 10-year-old boy.

“With the help of colleagues, the security guard was able to locate where the laser came from. It was an apartment and there they got hold of the 10-year-old boy,” internal police officer Lars Hullegård told local newspaper Borås Tidning (BT).

Police were called to the scene and spoke with both the boy and his guardians.

The incident is classified as aggravated assault, but because the boy is 10-years of age, he is not held criminally responsible and has been handed over to social services.

The laser pointer fired by the boy was bought during a trip abroad.

“In many cases parents buy this for their children as a fun toy. They don't think about the harm it can cause others,” Hullegård told BT.

Laser pointers are not available in Sweden's stores and the use of them in a public place requires a permit.

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