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71. Paintballing in the City Streets
Scott received a paintball gun and some paintballs
his mom for his 16th birthday. When his
gave him the present, she told him that
would take him to a paintball range with
of his friends. The range was in an
field and the company that owned the range
safety equipment like padding and facemasks. Getting hit
a paintball hurt and could cause serious injury.
paintball range was 20 miles away, and Scott
to wait till the weekend to try out
new equipment. He didn't want to wait that
. He wanted to play with his new toy
When his mom was taking a nap, he
a friend who lived down the block to
him in front of his house. "I want
show you what I got for my birthday,"
told his friend. He loaded up the paintball
with the colored balls filled with brightly colored
. He started shooting it at the trashcans that
on the curb. Just then a police patrol
was driving down the street. Scott missed the
and ended up shooting a paintball right at
police car. The police thought they were under
. Scott knew he had done something wrong and
inside the house with his friend. Soon a
helicopter was flying overhead, and Scott could hear
sirens approaching his house.
The sounds of the
and the sirens woke up Scott's mother. She
out her window and saw a spotlight right
her house, and three police cars arrived. "What
going on?" she wondered aloud. She went to
living room and turned on the local news
see if there was any information about what
happening in her neighborhood.