Area police: Don’t use all-black toy guns during ‘Nerf Wars’

It’s that time of year again

Area police: Don’t use all-black toy guns during ‘Nerf Wars’
It’s that time of year again. (Source: Pixabay)

CINCINNATI, OH (FOX19) - It’s a message that was shared this week by both Hamilton Township and Loveland police -- don’t carry dark toy guns during Nerf Wars.

Police are asking anyone taking part in this year’s foam firing frenzy to have fun but be smart. Here’s the message both departments shared to Facebook recently:

It's that time of year again...NERF WARS!

As a reminder to those participating in this activity:

DO NOT carry a Nerf gun that is all-black! Ensure your Nerf gun is easily identifiable as a “toy gun” & is primarily painted with fluorescent colors: bright orange, bright green, bright pink, etc;

DO NOT surround a house wearing dark clothing while carrying dark guns. This behavior – especially when observed by the neighbors – will certainly generate a rapid police response!

If you come into contact with the police department COMPLY with whatever instructions the officer(s) give you. We certainly do not want anyone to get hurt.

Hamilton Township Police Department has an incredible relationship with Little Miami Local Schools and we truly support you having fun! We simply want to remind you that an innocent game of dart wars can be (and has been) viewed by others as a dangerous situation.

Remember the rules of Dart wars: if the police get called, you are disqualified!

Have Fun – Be Smart!

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