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Community Alert: Water Bead Trend

Pasco Sheriff’s Office is aware of reports of what appears to be teens near the area of SR 54 and Rowan Rd. in New Port Richey this afternoon with what appears to be a weapon. This was investigated and the weapons are “Orbeez” water bead guns. There is no public safety threat.
PSO remains aware of a trend in which individuals, often teens, shoot “Orbeez,” or water beads, from modified water or BB guns. PSO reminds our citizens that it’s important to participate in this activity responsibly to ensure the safety of everyone in our community. Do not trespass, and avoid wearing dark colored clothing when participating in this trend. Ensure that water or BB guns aren’t painted dark colors and avoid participating during dusk or nighttime. Additionally, never shoot at people, animals or property, and do not use these items while in traffic. We urge our citizens to participate in this trend responsibly, and also share this information to apprise our community of it.

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