What started out as a bet from one middle school student to another- turned into a real-life CSI case in Mequon.
Four 12-year-old boys Joby Collopy, Otto Knox, Declan Kleinhans and Atticus Goff were going for a walk in Mequon on Wednesday, September 16 when they made a simple dare.
“I bet Otto 5 bucks if he would climb through one of the little drain pipes,” said Collopy.
Mequon Police Captain John Hale explains what happened next.
“One of the boys being boys, were curious looking into a drain pipe, basically a road culvert and crawled into the culvert and saw what he believed to be a hand gun laying inside that culvert,” Hale said.
7th grader Otto Knox was the one who first set eyes on the weapon.
“I was very shocked in a way and I took my gun safety class. I have a BB gun at home. I got that for my birthday which was 9-11. So, I knew not to touch it and I told my friends of course there’s a gun in here. At first they didn’t believe me. I got Joby’s phone and I went into the tunnel again and I took a couple of pictures of it,” Knox said.
Captain Hale says the kids followed the correct steps after finding the rusty weapon.
“They did everything we would want anybody to do that would find a firearm- including not touch it, stay where it was located so when we get there we can safely secure that firearm,” said Hale.
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