SAN GABRIEL (By Brian Day, Staff Writer (Posted: 09/23/2009 05:07:30 PM PDT)
A robber shot a man in the face with what police believe was an "airsoft" gun and stole his wallet Wednesday, authorities said.
The crime occurred about 2 p.m. in the 1700 block of Strathmore Avenue, San Gabriel police Lt. Dan Russo said.
The victim, an Asian man in his 30s, was approached by robber armed with an "airsoft"-style gun, the lieutenant said, which is a replica gun shooting 6mm plastic BB's.
They typically shoot their plastic projectiles at several hundred feet per second.
The man appeared to suffer a small laceration and a welt to his face, Russo said.
He was taken to an area hospital for examination.
The robber was described as a white man in hiss 20s, of thin build, with short hair, Russo said.
No car was seen in connection with the robbery, he added.
Airsoft News: Man Shot with "Airsoft" Gun, Robbed in San Gabriel
This is the sad thing about using airsoft gun... there are some who violates and using it for their evil cause... the next time you encounter them (i hope not), please try to ask, "Is it real or an airsoft?" kidding.... Just take good care.