I wonder how many kids tried scaring people into thinking their toy gun was real? I know that's why they started making toy guns look fake, because of the shootings by cops who thought this gun was real.
I wonder why the bad guy didn't just shoot the kid. What, was he really worried about the physical prowess of the kid. In the movies, the bad guy would've shot back at an adult in this situation.
If this were today, imagine the liability lawsuits.
"My Johnny was just trying to stop a bank robber and you SHOT him!"