A 46-year-old man was cautioned by Dunedin police and a toy
replica gun was confiscated after a member of the public
recently reported seeing a person carrying what appeared to
be a pistol.
Sergeant Dave Scott said the initial sighting was made, in
Queens Dr at 5pm, on Friday.
Police spoke to the man, who had been on foot, in nearby
Meadow St, about 15 minutes later.
Care needed to be taken about carrying replica guns in
public, because they looked like real firearms and could
cause concern if seen by members of the public, Sgt Scott
Such sightings also resulted in call-outs for the police, who
had to take all such reports seriously, he said.