A call to Flint Police about a man with a gun near Potter Elementary, could have ended very differently yesterday.

When Flint Police Officer John Boismier arrived on the scene and after a brief discussion,  the man lifted his shirt therefore exposing the gun. Officer Boismier then put his hand on his gun - but instead of drawing his weapon, he continued speaking to the gunman. Once additional officers arrived on the scene, Boismier was able to get the gun. As it turns out the gun was fake and the 'man' is a 14-year-old boy. Are you kidding me? That young man is very lucky to be alive.