Brendon McMahon: Georgia boy, 18, who pointed gun at clerk during robbery attempt, claims it was 'prank'

'There’s no other person there with him, no one was videotaping him, he does not have a YouTube channel as he states,' said a cop after the gunman claimed he was pulling the prank for a Youtube video

Brendon McMahon: Georgia boy, 18, who pointed gun at clerk during robbery attempt, claims it was 'prank'
As per investigators, it was not a prank but a ‘real attempted robbery’ where the suspect Brendon McMahon got cold feet (Cherokee County Sheriff's Office)
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CANTON, GEORGIA: A teen has been arrested after he pulled out a gun at a vape shop in Canton, Georgia, on Thursday night, November 3. Brendon McMahon, 18, entered a store fully masked, armed, and told the clerk at the counter to provide him with specific products. The footage accessed by the cops then showed McMahon suddenly bursting into laughter before removing his mask and telling the frightened clerk it was just a prank. 

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The supervisor can be heard saying, “Yo, dude. That’s not funny.” He responded, “Oh my God, bro. Oh my God, I got you.” The gunman added that it was just an airsoft gun and left the store with an apology. McMahon, a student at Woodstock High School, has been charged with a criminal attempt to commit armed robbery, Fox 5 Atlanta reported.

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During the investigation, the accused alleged that he was pulling a prank for a YouTube video, but the sheriff’s office didn’t find any channel to his name. “There’s no other person there with him, no one was videotaping him, he does not have a YouTube channel as he states,” said Capt Jay Baker to Fox 5. The officer added that it is dangerous to try such a prank in any scenario, “Something like that happens, not only could the clerk shoot you, a bystander might try to protect the clerk, it’s very dangerous.”

The investigators, however, cleared that this was not a prank but a ‘real attempted robbery’ where the suspect got cold feet, reported New York Post. Another important thing that came out during the investigation was that McMahon had claimed he had an airsoft gun during the incident but while searching his place, the police found a .357 Magnum. The authorities believe that the weapon had been previously used in a crime. “This was an actual armed robbery that he changed his mind about during the act and tried to downplay it and leave the scene,” said Baker.

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In another recent incident that took place in Indiana, a group of residents knocked down a would-be robber and kept him in their custody with his own gun pointing at him until the officials arrived at the scene, Kokomo police said. The incident took place on Thursday, October 27, when a robber, identified as 18-year-old Marrell B Tyler, broke into an apartment wearing a ski mask, and pointed his firearm at the three residents inside. But his plan backfired badly.

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