A Louisiana man has been arrested after he allegedly threatened five teens with a BB gun in a park despite telling them, "I'm not scared of you kids."
When police arrived, officers talked to one of the victim’s parents who said that their child and four other children were assaulted by a white male, WFLA reported.
Witnesses told officers the suspect was standing outside of his 2010 Ford Escape that was parked in the parking lot, according to WFLA.
According to witnesses, the suspect asked the children, “Hey do y’all have any fine moms?” WFLA reported.
The children ignored the suspect and kept walking until he became irate and said, “I’m not scared of you kids,” according to WFLA.
According to the victims, the suspect then reached into his vehicle and pulled out a BB gun, WFLA reported.
The children ignored the suspect and kept walking until he became irate and said, “You know I’m not scared of y'all right?” according to WFLA.
Police say the suspect then reached into his vehicle and pulled out a BB gun, WFLA reported.
The victims said that after he grabbed the gun, he pointed the weapon at the children and stated, “I’m not scared of you kids,” according to WFLA.
The victims then ran away and told their parents about the incident, WFLA reported.
After speaking with witnesses, officers identified the suspect as 40-year-old Andy Wayne Jones, according to WFLA.
Jones allegedly told officers multiple stories about the incident that were inconsistent, according to WFLA. He also mentioned that the children came to him asking if he owned a gun.
Police say Jones appeared to be under the influence of a controlled substance during questioning, according to WFLA.
Officers searched his vehicle and discovered a blue container with marijuana inside and a syringe containing methamphetamine, WFLA reported.
Jones was arrested and transported to the Ouachita Correctional Center, according to WFLA.
He has been charged with five counts of aggravated assault with a firearm, five counts of cruelty to juveniles, two counts of possession of a controlled dangerous substance and possession of drug paraphernalia, WFLA reported.