Bridgeport security guard's toy gun prank backfires

Bridgeport security guard's toy gun prank backfires.

Bridgeport security guard's toy gun prank backfires. (1/18/13)

BRIDGEPORT - A Bridgeport security guard has been placed on paid leave after co-workers say she waved a toy gun at them just two weeks after the Newtown massacre.

Authorities say security guard April Robles, the daughter of South End District Leader Mitch Robles, waved a toy gun at co-workers and pulled the trigger in the cafeteria at the Health Department on East Main Street.

A spokesman for Mayor Bill Finch told News 12 Connecticut, "Ms. Robles has been placed on adminitsrative leave with pay while the matter is under investigation."

District Leader Robles said his daughter got the toy gun from a box of items that had been donated to the city and that she meant no harm by what she did.

April Robles had no comment on the incident.
 

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