A Westerville man believes his teenage son stole his handgun only to have the weapon stolen in a drug deal days later.
According to reports, the man reported the incident to police Aug. 29.
He said while he was visiting his son, the boy admitted to stealing the weapon and told him it had been stolen again after he attempted to sell it to a drug dealer in exchange for marijuana.
According to reports, the boy told multiple versions of the story, but eventually said the suspect came to a residence in the 600 block of Glastonbury Court with his own weapon and stole the gun.
The man decided to prosecute his son for the theft, and the boy was charged with theft through the Franklin County Juvenile Court.
In other recent incident reports from the Westerville Division of Police:
* Police are investigating a report that a group of boys held down another boy and cut his wrist with a knife.
According to reports, the juvenile claimed several other juveniles surrounded him and tackled him to the ground after a football game on the night of Sept. 1 in the area of Westerville South High School, 303 S. Otterbein Ave.
He said one of them cut his wrist with a pocket knife, and police noted a cut was visible in making the report.
* Someone broke into a facility belonging to the Westerville Electric Division around 1:30 a.m. Aug. 29 in the 100 block of East Broadway Avenue, stealing multiple items.According to reports, two chainsaws and multiple copper items were stolen.