updated 7/29/2009 11:52:19 AM ET 2009-07-29T15:52:19

An 11-year-old boy has been accused of trying to hijack two boys' scooters with a toy gun in an Ohio park.

The father of the two boys, Rich Harrison, said his sons were frightened because it wasn't clear that the gun was a toy. His boys are ages 8 and 10.

Cincinnati police said the 11-year-old pointed the toy gun, saying he wanted to take one of the silver push scooters, and then chased the brothers as they raced away.

Police took the boy to the Hamilton County juvenile center, where he faces an Aug. 7 hearing.

A public defender doubts the boy could understand the consequences of his behavior.

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