FRESNO, Calif. -- Police arrested a 54-year-old man Saturday night for carrying a shotgun disguised as a Super Soaker water gun.

Officers on patrol saw a Randy Smith carrying what appeared to be a Super Soaker water gun on a rifle sling around his neck, Sgt. Rick de Jong told the Fresno Bee.

But when the officers got closer, they realized the toy had been turned into a home-made shotgun, de Jong said.

"He took the Super Soaker apart, was able to fashion a barrel to where he was able to make what's considered a zip gun, where you can fire one round through it," Sgt. Mark Hudson told KMPH News.

The weapon was loaded with a 20-gauge shotgun shell.

Smith was booked into the Fresno County Jail on charges of being a convicted felon in possession of a firearm and ammunition, and manufacture of an illegal weapon.