Man charged after being found with video game gun

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A MAN was arrested at Stirling Station after a commuter reported they saw them carrying a firearm.

The commuter called Crime Stoppers on Wednesday at about 6.40pm after seeing what they believed was a gun in a passenger’s bag while travelling on a train from Warwick to Stirling.

Public Transport Authority staff stopped the man after he alighted at Stirling because he did not have a valid ticket.

They discovered he was the subject of an outstanding warrant for disorderly conduct and received the report about the suspected firearm.

Scarborough Police attended and discovered it was a plastic gun used for video gaming, which could be mistaken for a working gun.

The 27-year-old man, from Clarkson, was charged with possessing a controlled weapon after he told officers he carried the toy firearm for self-protection.