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Teen arrested in Laguna after women say he approached them with handgun at gas station

Four women called Laguna Beach police to the Mobil gas station at North Coast Highway and Broadway Street late Thursday to report that a teenager had approached them with a handgun in his waistband.
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Laguna Beach police arrested a 17-year-old boy who several woman said approached them at a gas station carrying a handgun in his waistband, according to a police report.

Four women called police to the Mobil station at North Coast Highway and Broadway Street at 11:16 p.m. Thursday.

The teenager was arrested on suspicion of possessing a concealed firearm. He also had a pocketknife in his pants pocket, according to the report.

Laguna Beach police Sgt. Jim Cota said the .40-caliber semiautomatic handgun was unloaded. It was registered to a Laguna Niguel resident but was not reported stolen, Cota said.


The teen was reported as a runaway from Laguna Niguel a month earlier, according to Cota. The police report said his mother was notified of the incident and was taken to Juvenile Hall to meet him.

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