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Brainerd MN 506 James St. / PO Box 974 56401

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — A father has pleaded guilty to aiming an assault rifle at some youngsters in St. Louis Park he thought had stolen Halloween candy from one of his children.

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Orrin Hager pleaded guilty Monday to one felony count of second-degree assault.

The Hennepin County Attorney's office says Hager pulled up to a group of children last November. The children said Hager began yelling at them and then produced an AK-47 assault rifle.

Investigators say Hager told them he pulled out the gun because he thought the boys weren't taking him seriously. No one was hurt.

WCCO-TV (http://cbsloc.al/14PxTpE) reports Hager will be sentenced Feb. 26.

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Information from: WCCO-TV, http://www.wcco.com

Copyright 2013 The Associated Press.

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