An 8-year-old boy wearing a bike helmet and baggy clothes walked into a grocery store on Wednesday night in West Palm Beach, Florida and attempted to rob the cashier with a loaded handgun, ABC News affiliate WPBF
The boy's mother, Eboni Alls, was under the impression her son was playing at the park, but instead, the boy went to King Foods, walked up to the cash register, pointed a gun and said, "give me your money," according to an employee who wishes to remain anonymous.
"As soon as I moved, I reached over to him, twisted his wrist, and took the gun away," the employee said, adding that the gun was loaded, but there were no bullets in the chamber.
The scuffle between the employee and the young boy was caught on video surveillance just before police were called to the scene.
Alls said she knew something was wrong when she picked up her purse and felt how light it was.
"When I grabbed my purse, I'm like it was so light. I'm like, I knew I was missing something. I said, 'where's my gun?'" Alls said in an interview.
And when asked if she would do anything different to prevent this situation from occurring in the future, Alls said she should have had her gun locked up.
The boy is still being detained and has not been charged yet.
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