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Man Arrested After Video Shows Baby Playing With 40 Cal. Pistol

January 11, 2015  |  Posted by: Giovanni DePhillips
Man Arrested After Video Shows Baby Playing With 40 Cal. Pistol

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Video of a baby playing with a handgun, at times putting the muzzle into her mouth, was found on her father’s cell phone, Indiana police said.

Michael Barnes, 19, was arrested Saturday along with the 1-year-old’s mother, Toni Wilson, 22, and charged with neglect, criminal recklessness with a deadly weapon and allowing a child to possess a firearm.

Evansville cops found the disturbing footage after arresting Barnes for allegedly trying to sell a handgun to an undercover officer.

Both parents can be heard encouraging the child to say “Pow” and “Bang” as she points the gun and then puts it in her mouth.

The mother claimed the weapon was a pellet gun. Police said it was a .40-caliber handgun.

Officers said the magazine had apparently been removed, but a round could have been in the chamber.

 

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