Anne Arundel County police have arrested a young man from Severn after they say he pointed a toy handgun at a 12-year-old boy and demanded his jacket.
Police charged DeJon Malik Arnold, 18, of Autumn Lake Court with attempted robbery in connection to the incident on Wednesday afternoon.
According to police, officers responded to a call at about 4:45 p.m. Wednesday at the 8200 block of Clearwater Court. They spoke to a 12-year-old boy who said that another young man approached him with what appeared to be a gun and demanded his coat. The boy refused to give up his coat, and the suspect ran off.
Investigators later discovered a plastic toy handgun used in the incident.
Police located Arnold and arrested him. He was charged with attempted robbery, attempted theft under $1,000 and second degree assault.