54 year old, Randy Smith of Fresno, California, was caught carrying a Super Soaker that he had converted intop a 20-gauge shotgun, according to KMPH.

No word yet on whether Hasbro plans to add the model to their Super Soaker line.

r supershotgun large570 The Super Soaker Shotgun

Photo Courtesy of Fresno Police

Normally police wouldn’t raise an eyebrow at someone waltzing around town with one of a high-powered plastic water guns, but an uptick in toy-to-gun conversions made officers more suspicious of Smith.

What they found instead of a water gun was a shot gun Smith had made.

“He took the Super Soaker apart, was able to fashion a barrel to where he was able to make what’s considered a zip gun, where you can fire one round through it. In this case it was a 20-gauge shotgun shell,” Fresno Police Sgt. Mark Hudson told the station.

Not only is the conversion illegal, it’s dangerous. Often makeshift barrels can explode under pressures, sending shrapnel and gunpowder flying everywhere.

“So they’re just relying on, maybe this [gun barrel] will hold up. Well, you could be putting a gun next to your head, or you could be putting a hand grenade next to your head,” Hudson said.

Smith was arrested and has since been released on gun-related charges. He has been in and out of prison since 1994.


Leave a Reply

Please log in using one of these methods to post your comment:

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

More From 100.3 Jack FM - Dallas, TX

Radio.com App
All Access Pass With Billy Kidd
WIN Stuff

Listen Live