The real McCoy and the replica pellet gun

The real McCoy and the replica pellet gun

Oakland resident Carl Jodecee McCoy, 22, is the real deal, a “real goer,” as he calls himself on his Facebook page. He loves guns. He loves having his picture taken holding guns. He loves pointing guns at cameras. Unfortunately, for the rest of us, he also loves pointing guns at people, especially when he wants something from them.

Carl McCoy booking photo from June 21

Carl McCoy booking photo from June 21

In August of 2013, according to a report in the Contra Costa Times, McCoy and two accomplices were charged with robbing a man at gunpoint in San Leandro’s Lake Chabot Park. On June 21 of this year, according to a San Leandro Police Department press release, McCoy and two accomplices are alleged to have tried robbing another man at gunpoint in the 1000 block of Davis Street. The suspects spotted a patrol car in the area and fled the scene without getting anything. As police were giving the victim a ride home, they spotted two of the suspects, one of them McCoy. Both suspects were arrested.

Last Tuesday night at around 7:20 p.m., again according to San Leandro Police, McCoy, on probation, was loitering with three friends on a corner of West Avenue 135th and Menlo Street when officers patrolling the area recognized him. The group ranged in ages between 16 and 22. The 16-year-old, police discovered, was, like McCoy, on probation for robbery. Both young men had search clauses in their probations that allowed police to search them without warrant.

The Beretta PX-4 Storm CO2 pellet pistol McCoy was carrying (San Leandro PD)

The Beretta PX-4 Storm CO2 pellet pistol McCoy was carrying (San Leandro PD)

It turns out McCoy had a Beretta PX-4 Storm CO2 pellet pistol stuck in his waistband. The pellet pistol is an exact replica of the real Beretta PX-4 Storm semi-automatic pistol.

McCoy was taken into custody for violation of his probation. The Alameda County District Attorney has filed a probation revocation against him. McCoy is due to appear at the Hayward Hall of Justice on December 26 at 9:00 a.m. Meanwhile, he is being held at the Santa Rita Jail in Dublin.

“Carrying a replica firearm such as this causes great concern for law enforcement and the community that we serve,” said Lt. Robert McManus of the San Leandro Police Department. “The fact that it was concealed in McCoy’s waistband, who is on probation for robbery, leads us to believe that he wasn’t carrying it for its intended purpose – target shooting.”

Let’s hope McCoy doesn’t get a gun for Christmas, real or replica.

The real McCoy and the replica pellet gun was last modified: December 15th, 2014 by admin
Categories: Alameda

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