Iowa boy robbed while looking for lawn mowing jobs

Kevin Shannon photo from Johnson County Jail

Kevin Shannon photo from Johnson County Jail

An Iowa City man is accused of robbing a boy who went door-to-door looking for lawn mowing jobs.

Kevin Shannon, 61, faces multiple charges after police said he didn’t want his lawn mowed but gave $10 to a boy who was looking for lawns to mow around 3 p.m. Sunday, May 12, 2013.

Shannon allegedly told the boy he was an undercover police officer.

As the boy continued going door-to-door, Shannon reportedly drove up to him, pulled out a gun and demanded the boy return his $10.

Police were called and arrested Shannon.  Jail records showed police accused him of operating while intoxicated, public intoxication, impersonating a public official, first-degree harassment, assault by using/displaying a weapon and felony first-degree robbery.

Jail records showed Shannon was still in custody Monday morning, May 13.

The boy was not hurt.

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