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Man points gun at 6-year-old over Halloween candy mix-up

'30.10.2023'

Alina Prikhodko

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A Long Island man has been charged for allegedly pointing a gun at a 6-year-old boy who mistakenly left candy on his doorstep, according to reports. NBC New York.

According to police, on Saturday, October 28, three days before Halloween, the woman took her son and his 10-year-old sister to a friend's house on Rockcrest Road in Manhasset. The children jumped out of their mother's car and rang the doorbell of the house, after which they left the bag of candy on the porch and got back into the car.

Soon after, the mother realized that the family had delivered the candy to the wrong house and it had returned. As the six-year-old ran back onto the porch to get some candy, 43-year-old Michael Van opened the front door and pointed a gun to the boy's head.

On Sunday, October 29, Weng appeared in court on charges of menacing and endangering the welfare of a child. According to the criminal complaint, Wen allegedly yelled at the boy to “get off my property.”

His lawyer, William Zou, said he has known Wen for two decades and called the incident a misunderstanding. He said his client, a married man and a loving father, was simply on edge because two strangers had knocked on his door the night before.

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“His family is terrified by this knock. He has three minor children and they were afraid someone might break into the house, Zou said. “He regrets what happened.” Authorities said all the weapons were seized and Wen's gun license was suspended after he received a protective order. He is due back in court in November.

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