It is a very different age in which we live. In Portland, Oregon on Saturday, an attempted carjacking and robbery took place by two people armed with a .22 caliber handgun.
The people were two boys, aged 7 and 11.
Twenty-two year old Amy Garrett was in a truck at a church in Portland when the two boys approached her. Garrett said, according to The Independent, “He was showing me his gun and I asked him if it was real…He said 'you don't ever ask somebody if it's real. That's how you get yourself shot.’”
The boys demanded money and her phone from Garrett after she would not give up her vehicle. She says they told her they would shoot her if she didn’t give them anything.
"My heart was beating a million miles a minute,” Garrett said, according to katu.com. “I was very scared." Garrett said she saw the 11-year-old take the gun out of his pocket as she was driving away, so she called 911.
According to Mail Online, Garrett later wrote on her Facebook page, “They took my statement while they had the 11yr old in the back of the cop car and he was kicking the car. The cop told me that the kid was acting like a 40yr old heroin addict. And the 7yr old was sitting on the curb crying hysterically,”
The boys were returned to their families after they were apprehended, because they were too young to be sent to a local juvenile detention center. Fox News reported that the 11-year old tried to escape his parents’ house, but was caught.
It was not immediately known where the boys had gotten the gun.