Armed intruder steals toy gun

May 8, 2011 at 3:37 PM

PASADENA, Calif., May 8 (UPI) -- A robber armed with a handgun broke into a Pasadena, Calif., residence, pepper-sprayed the homeowner and stole his toy BB gun, police said.

The intruder entered the home about 11:30 p.m. Thursday sprayed the man with an irritant and took an Airsoft gun before fleeing, KTLA-TV, Los Angeles, reported.

Although Airsoft handguns and rifles shoot small plastic pellets and are sold in toy stores, they resemble actual deadly weapons.

It is unclear if the Airsoft was in plain view or if the alleged robber had to search for the toy.

The Times said police were unable to locate the suspect described as a heavy-set Latino male about 6 feet tall with a goatee and mustache.

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