Three teenagers in Clayton County allegedly posted this photo to social media, showing them with a stolen firearm.
Photo: Channel 2 Action News
Photo: Channel 2 Action News

‘It’s just stupid’: Teens allegedly post photo to social media of gun they stole

A burglary victim in Clayton County said two guns were stolen from his home last week. 

Even though the guns remain missing, he said he’s seen one of them — it was posted on social media by the alleged teenage thieves.

Brian Smith told Channel 2 Action News on Monday that he has notified police about the photos, which he said should make for an easy case to solve.

“It’s just stupid,” he said. “These guys (are) just young and don’t have any common sense nowadays.”

Brian Smith
Photo: Channel 2 Action News

Smith told Channel 2 the three teens broke into his home off Fallawater Circle in unincorporated Riverdale through his front door, taking the two firearms. 

One post shows the teens holding one of the guns while also flashing what appears to be gang signs. AJC.com is not showing the teens since they have not been charged.

However, Smith said he knows who the teens are, and they have previously been expelled from school, the news station reported. He said that’s why they have time to spend breaking into homes — and posting about their spoils.

Police told Channel 2 they haven’t assigned a detective to the case yet, which is why there hasn’t been an arrest.

Smith is worried the guns could be used for more than just bravado online.

“If they go out here and kill somebody with that firearm, I would feel guilty because that firearm belongs to me,” he said.

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