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Man converts Super Soaker squirt gun into shotgun

This squirt gun packs serious heat.

A 54-year-old convicted felon was reportedly arrested in California while carrying a “Super Soaker” gun that had been modified to hold a shotgun shell instead of water.

Fresno police told KMPH-TV the arrest came shortly after they had been briefed about people who convert toy guns into weapons.


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Police said they encountered Randy Smith walking the streets while carrying the weapon around his neck in a sling.

"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,” Sergeant Mark Hudson told KMPH. “In this case it was a 20-gauge shotgun shell."

A local gun shop employee told the TV station such a modification could be made for as cheap as $30, but would be about as safe for its handler as “putting a hand grenade next to your head.”

Smith was reportedly arrested on a slew of weapon charges. 

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