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Warrant: Man, 18, used replica gun to scare kids

Posted March 12, 2011 12:35 p.m. EST
Updated March 14, 2011 2:36 p.m. EDT

— An 18-year-old Raleigh man used a replica gun to scare children who he thought were playing football too loudly in his apartment complex, according to an arrest warrant.

Meredith Delynn Cromartie Jr., of 6800-208 Madison Ridge Way, was charged Friday with going armed to the terror of the public.

The warrant states that Cromartie grabbed a realistic-looking airsoft gun and walked toward the children "with the gun in full view in an attempt to intimidate them."

The children and a witness believed the airsoft gun was a real firearm, police said in the warrant. The airsoft gun did not have any markings to show that it was a replica gun.

Cromartie was released into the custody of his parents. His first court appearance was set for April 8.