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Police called in for gun in car, turns out to be a toy

A cautionary tale from a very embarrassed couple in Orleans.

A civilian called 911 Friday evening saying they had seen a man holding a gun while in his car at the Walmart parking lot in Orleans.

The caller said the man was trying to conceal the weapon at the Innes Road store.

A team of police came in and arrested the man in the car with his wife.

It turns out, he was just looking at his son's toy gun.

Police say the couple was thankful so many officers showed up but were terribly embarrassed. The couple has been released and no charges have been laid.

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