MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) – A father has pleaded guilty to aiming an assault rifle at group of children he thought had stolen Halloween candy from one of his children.
Orrin Hager pleaded guilty to one felony count of second-degree assault on Monday.
According to the Hennepin County Attorney’s Office, Hager pulled up to a group of kids near 27th Street and Brunswick Avenue last November. The kids say Hager began yelling at them and then got out of his car to confront them.
That’s when he pointed an AK-47 at the group of kids. He told them he pulled out the gun because he thought the kids weren’t taking him seriously.
Hager’s attorney initially told WCCO that his client never pointed a gun at anyone, but does regret the confrontation he had with the kids.
Hager will be sentenced on Feb. 26. The charge carries a potential plea of seven years in prison.