Because playing football or a good old game of hide-and-seek are two mainstream, it would appear that some children will look for more adrenaline filled outdoor activities. On the subject of games not to play, while you’re hanging out with your friends, we give you the story of Juan Borja, a 13-year-old boy from Freeport, who died shortly after challenging a group of classmates to play Russian Roulette.
Child’s Game Gone Wrong
Juan Borja was a 13-year-old boy from Freeport and a student at the Freeport Intermediate School. However, as you are about to find out, the boy had some odd tastes when it comes to outdoor activities.
According to the Freeport detectives who investigated Borja’s death, sometime after 5:00 pm, Borja left home in order to meet some of his friends in the nearby Peppermint Park. The investigation revealed that the boy took a revolver from the house before leaving.
After meeting the group in the Freeport Park, Borja told his friends that he wants to play Russian Roulette and invited them to participate. Allegedly, Borja took out the revolver from his backpack and loaded its magazine with a single live round and passed it to one of his friends.
When the revolved returned to Borja, he pointed it towards his chest and pulled the trigger. Unfortunately, the boy picked the short straw and was killed on the spot. A passerby alerted the authorities by telling the 911 dispatcher that he heard some firecrackers going off in the nearby Peppermint Park and when he went to investigate, he found a boy lying face down in the grass.
Man Mistakes Russian Roulette for Kids Playing with Firecrackers
The man told the authorities that the boy was unresponsive when he arrived to investigate the area. Borja was rushed to the nearest Freeport hospital, where he was pronounced dead.
According to the Freeport authorities, a 14-year-old boy, who participated in Borja’s Russian Roulette game, was arrested and charged with manslaughter. However, the boy might also be charged with fabricating or tampering with physical evidence. The Freeport police told the reporters that the boy was arrested when he tried to hide the murder weapon in a nearby spot with tall grass.
So, do try to keep in mind that Russian Roulette is considered a dangerous game for a good reason. As a matter of fact, kids should try to stay away from any game involving live firearms and, instead, focus on playing something more harmless, like the Blue Whale game.
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