Man arrested after pointing gun at kids near bus stop

Kids targeted by gunman at Charlotte bus stop

CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police arrested a man accused of pointing a gun at two kids near their bus stop on Monday afternoon.

The stop was located on Gene Avenue in Grier Heights.

Police charged 20-year-old Thomas Pugh with assault after pointing a gun at an 11-year-old and 13-year-old.

"11-years-old and a grown man is going to draw a gun on her. No, you don't do that," said the victim's father, who didn't want to be identified.

His 11-year-old daughter and 13-year-old son were accosted by Pugh after they got into a name calling contest on their school bus with some classmates.

One of the classmates went to get help, and Pugh confronted the brother and sister.

"You don't do that to kids. I think a grown person should stay in grown person's business. Kids are going to fight everyday, but it's no reason to get a gun involved."

Fortunately no one was harmed physically.

"Grown-ups should understand that young kids are going to do that, so why involve yourself? Don't involve yourself in young folks' struggles, because they will be friends playing together two hours from now," said the father.


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