Man Turns Super Soaker Into Actual Shotgun
Modifying Super Soakers with backpack reservoirs, multiple nozzles and the like is already an established practice among water gun aficionados. But a man in Fresno, California, took this way too far when he turned a Super Soaker into a fully functional 20-gauge shotgun. Sorta takes all the fun out of a water fight, doesn't it?
According to police, 54-year-old Randy Smith was found last Saturday night carrying a water gun converted into a powerful projectile weapon using $30 worth of parts.
"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. In this case it was a 20-gauge shotgun shell," said Fresno Police Sgt. Mark Hudson.
Hudson said the weapon could have posed a danger to Smith as well as others. Since the toy was originally meant to hold water, it could have exploded when used to fire a projectile.
"So they're just relying on, maybe this [gun barrel] will hold up. Well, you could be putting a gun next to your head, or you could be putting a hand grenade next to your head," Hudson said.
Smith, who has a record, was arrested by cops and booked on gun-related charges. It's safe to say he had his toys taken away from him as well.