MORRIS – A Morris man arrested and charged with pointing a gun at three teenagers outside the Dollar General here had a toy, not a weapon, according to Trooper Age Dembinska, public information officer, Troop C.
“It was a blue and green toy that launches foam darts,” she said.
Zachary J. Boynton, 36, was arrested by State Police on Friday, Sept 27 after three boys reported that he had allegedly approached them in the parking lot and pointed “what they perceived to be a gun” at them. The boys escaped and reported the incident, said Dembinska.
After conducting multiple interviews, troopers located Boynton and questioned him, including locating the toy gun. However, out of precaution, the school cancelled and postponed a number of homecoming activities at Morris Central School, including the bonfire and the homecoming dance.
Boynton was charged with three counts each of menacing and endangering the welfare of a child.