Long Island Man Allegedly Pulls Gun On 6-Year-Old Over Halloween Candy

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Police reportedly arrested a man accused of pulling a gun on a six-year-old boy over Halloween candy.

Michael Yifan Wen allegedly pointed his firearm at the child at approximately 7:25 p.m. Saturday, when the young boy and his family mistook the 43-year-old suspect’s Manhasset, New York, home for a friend’s house, ABC News reported, citing police.

The boy’s 42-year-old mother drove her three children and nephew to the suspect’s house, thinking it was her 10-year-old daughter’s friend’s house, according to the outlet. The 10-year-old and six-year-old boy exited the vehicle and rang the suspect’s doorbell to deliver a Halloween goodie bag, which they left at his doorstep before driving away, NBC reported, citing a statement from the Nassau County Police Department.

The family returned to the suspect’s house soon after the 10-year-old realized they’d dropped the goodie bag at the wrong address, according to the outlet. When the six-year-old stepped out of the car to retrieve the candy bag, Wen opened the door and held up a black handgun to the child’s head, police said. (RELATED: North Carolina Seizes $170,000 Worth Of Drug-Laced Candy, Snacks Ahead Of Halloween)

Officers arrested Wen without incident and charged him with menacing in the second degree and endangering the welfare of a child, the outlet reported. He was arraigned Sunday at the First District Court in Hempstead, New York. An investigation is ongoing.