Kenosha Police Arrest Three for Stealing and Modifying Airsoft Guns
On February 12, three juvenile suspects entered a department store in Kenosha and stole three semi-automatic handgun style airsoft guns. On February 14, Detectives were able to locate all three suspects and recovered the stolen items.
Retail theft charges have been referred for the suspects.
Two of the three airsoft guns had been modified to remove the orange plastic tip. During interviews, the suspects revealed that they modified the airsoft guns to make them appear real in case they had to brandish them.
By removing the plastic tip, the airsoft guns appear virtually identical to a real firearm and could easily be mistaken for such creating a potentially dangerous situation if displayed.