According to the police officials, the 35-year-old woman was arrested after she allegedly pointed a loaded gun at a 7-year-old child out trick-or-treating on Halloween. Deputies responded to a report of an aggravated assault with a deadly weapon. Authorities say the 35-year-old woman was yelling at trick-or-treaters outside her residence.
This unfortunate incident occurred right after 7 p.m. Sunday in Texas.
Authorities said the 35-year-old woman, Monica Ann Bradford, then exited her home with a loaded gun, and pointed it at the child who was walking in front of her property, the sheriff’s office said.
‘I was in shock. It’s Halloween, there are kids everywhere, how can somebody just come out with a weapon and scare these kids,’ neighbor Medina said.
Other neighbors told investigators that the 35-year-old woman had her front light on and it appeared the home was open for trick-or-treaters.
‘There were cops at the end of our street. They stopped us and said nobody’s allowed to go down this street, there’s an incident with a gun involved,’ said another neighbor.
The incident wasn’t the first time police had been called to the woman’s home.
She was taken into custody and charged with aggravated assault with a deadly weapon – a second-degree felony and she is expected to appear in court at a later date.