A Long Island man has been arrested aft allegedly pointing a weapon astatine a six-year-old boy's caput erstwhile nan kid mistakenly near a container of Halloween candy connected his beforehand porch.
The terrifying incident occurred connected Saturday astatine astir 7.30pm successful Manhasset, New York, erstwhile nan boy ran backmost to retrieve nan container he and his sister had dropped astatine nan incorrect address.
Michael Yifan Wen, 43, is accused of opening his beforehand doorway and pointing a achromatic handgun astatine nan child's caput - telling nan small boy to 'get nan f*** disconnected my property!'
According to tribunal documents, Wen said: 'Today I conscionable wanted to scare them.'
He was later seen connected camera moving retired of nan constabulary position and into a waiting achromatic car aft being charged.
Michael Yifan Wen (pictured) was arrested aft he pointed his black handgun astatine a six-year-old's caput who was connected his beforehand structure successful Long Island. The boy was picking up a Halloween goodie bag
The unidentified small boy and his sister initially dropped a Halloween candy container disconnected astatine Wen's location arsenic they thought it was their friend's home. They soon realized it wasn't and went back
The boy's mother called nan constabulary and Wen was arrested without incident. He was charged pinch second-degree menacing and endangering nan use of a child.
On Saturday nan unidentified mom, 42, had driven her 2 sons, girl and nephew to driblet disconnected a container of candy astatine a friend's house.
The mother's daughter, 10, and son, 6, walked up to nan doorway of nan monolithic location they believed belonged to their friend and rang nan doorbell.
They soon realized that had nan incorrect reside and decided to thrust backmost to retrieve nan candy bag.
Wen's attorney William X. Zou revealed that Wen, his woman and 3 kids had precocious been wound-up complete 'a couple' of incidents wherever their location doors 'were banged astatine midnight and evening'.
'His 3 kids were terrified and worried that personification tried to break their doorway and break in,' Zou said.
The lawyer besides revealed that nan nighttime earlier Wen pointed a weapon astatine nan young boy, 2 group had knocked connected nan family's doorway and ran away.
Unlike this instance, location was nary candy near connected nan doorstep successful nan erstwhile instances Wen's lawyer referred to.
Parents successful nan vicinity said galore children were participating successful nan enactment of 'ghosting' - which is erstwhile treats are dropped astatine friends' houses.
One neighbour told CBS News: 'Ghosting, basically, it's fundamentally for illustration Ding Dong Ditch.'
Wen ran retired of nan constabulary position (pictured) aft he was arrested and charged pinch second-degree menacing and endangering nan use of a child
Wen (middle) was arraigned connected Sunday greeting astatine First District Court successful Hempstead and is expected backmost successful tribunal connected November 13
The unidentified victim's mother said her boy was 'scared for his life' aft Wen pulled nan limb connected him.
Wen's lawyer said that what happened was 'totally a misunderstanding and a mistake'.
Neighbors successful nan area told ABC 7 really they felt astir nan scary incident.
'There's nary logic to constituent a weapon astatine a 6-year-old's face,' 1 said.
Another neighbour said: 'It's horrific. The mobility is, what happens if it was your child? How would you feel?'
Wen was arraigned connected Sunday greeting astatine First District Court successful Hempstead and is expected backmost successful tribunal connected November 13.
He besides had his weapon licence revoked owed to nan incident and will person to acquisition a court-ordered intelligence wellness information and anger guidance class, according to ABC 7.
DailyMail.com reached retired to nan Nassau County Police.