Texas teen brings airsoft rifle into Walmart to get reactions

Posted: 8:45 AM, Sep 09, 2019
Updated: 2019-09-09 09:45:33-04

MONTGOMERY COUNTY, TX — An 18 year old man was arrested and charged after officials say he brought an airsoft rifle to a Walmart to see people react.

The Montgomery County Sheriff's Office said on Sept. 5 at 5:24 p.m., they received a 911 call reporting that three juveniles were walking towards a Houston Walmart with one of the boys carrying what appeared to be an AR-style rifle on his back.

When deputies arrived, they made contact with the boy who was wearing a tactical thigh holster which appeared to be a pistol and a rifle on his back. He was identified as 18-year-old Matthew Woodrow from New Caney, Texas.

During an investigation, the boy said he brought his airsoft rifle and his BB pistol to the Walmart to try to get people's reactions of him walking around the store and parking lot.

Due to recent mass shootings, it caused alarm to the citizens shopping at that time and resulted in several people fleeing the store.

Woodrow was arrested for disorderly conduct and transported to the Montgomery County Jail where he was booked and medically screened.