Archbold police were summoned to the Archbold Villas about 7 pm, Thursday, June 9, on a report of two male persons with a black rifle in a field behind the duplexes.
A witness reported the men left the rifle in the field and left the scene.
Two officers arrived and soon found the rifle, which turned out to be a BB gun.
At that point, the report states one of the two subjects arrived and explained that it was his gun, and he had returned to his residence for more BBs.
The person told officers he was new to the neighborhood and was unaware of the village ordinance prohibiting both firearms and BB guns. He was advised not to have the gun out within the village limits.