Fire chief who pulled gun on boy scout faces charges

The fire chief of Woodlawn Fire Company in South Whitehall, Pennsylvania is facing criminal charges after police say he pulled a gun on a 12-year-old Boy Scout.

According to police, in early November at around 7:30 p.m. a 12-year-old boy dressed in his boy scout uniform placed a flier on the door handle of Kutz's home on the 2400 block of Coolidge Street.

Officials say, Kutz allegedly approached the child with his gun drawn and ordered him to the ground. Kutz is said to have believed the boy was trying to break in to his home.

The boy was not hurt, but Kutz was charged in January with simple assault and harassment.

Kutz was not available for comment and has been place on administrative leave.