Man allegedly points gun at 6-year-old who left Halloween goody bag at wrong house

A New York man allegedly pointed a gun on the head of a 6-year-old boy who had dropped off a Halloween goody bag on the unsuitable dwelling and went to retrieve it, police mentioned.

Michael Yifan Wen, 43, of Manhasset, was arrested and charged with menacing and second-degree endangering the welfare of a kid, Nassau County police mentioned in a assertion.

The incident started Saturday when a mom drove her daughter, two sons and a nephew to the house on Rockcrest Highway. Her 10-year-old daughter and 6-year-old son rang the doorbell and dropped off a Halloween goody bag on the porch for the lady’s buddy, police mentioned.

When the youngsters returned to the automobile, the lady informed her mom the handle might have been incorrect, in order that they drove again, and the boy went as much as the porch to get the bag filled with sweet, police mentioned.

That’s when the person opened the door and pointed a handgun on the boy’s head, they mentioned.

Police later decided it had been the unsuitable handle.

A house in Manhasset, N.Y. (NBC New York)

Wen’s lawyer, Roger Clean, mentioned Tuesday that his shopper is presumed harmless.

“These are simply allegations,” he mentioned. Clean requested the general public to chorus from leaping to conclusions “earlier than the details come out.”

Different cases of individuals mistakenly exhibiting up on the unsuitable dwelling have turned lethal this yr:

This story first appeared on NBCNews.com.

This text was initially printed on TODAY.com

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