COVINGTON, La. – Three young boys burglarized a Covington home over the weekend, taking among other things a board game and a jar of vegetables, according to police.
The incident happened at about 11 a.m. Saturday in the 1100 block of 26th Avenue, when the homeowner returned from shopping to find the three children in his home.
Capt. Jack West, a spokesman for the Covington Police Department, said the children – two 6-year-olds and a 3-year-old – took two hammers, a board game, a box of fudge, money, an unopened pack of cigarettes and a jar of vegetables.
West said when officers responded to the homeowner's call, they found the children playing across the street. As they approached the boys, one of the 6-year-olds pulled out what appeared to be a pistol and put it on the ground. Officers found that the handgun was in fact a BB gun.
While the officers were speaking with the boys, a cousin arrived on the scene and said he was watching them while their mother attended a parenting class for foster parents.
West said officers informed the mother, 26-year-old Sarah Ann Davenport, that children under 10 couldn't be arrested, but she was responsible for their actions. West said she would not be charged with a crime at this time, but charges may be brought against her pending further investigation.