In Colorado, USA law officers arrested a woman who pointed a rifle at her neighbor’s 11-year-old son as he played his clarinet in the backyard, it was reported on Friday.
Officers were called to an address in the city of Grand Junction after Cheryl Pifer allegedly told the boy, who was doing his music class homework for school, to “get his ass back inside,” the County Sheriff’s Office said.
According to an arrest affidavit, there were five other children in the backyard at the time of Wednesday’s incident, & it said they all to returned to the house when the armed woman appeared.
The deputy who filed the report, who said she was “very familiar” with Pifer, said the woman appeared drunk when officers arrived, & that they found a Mauser rifle by the door with two rounds in its magazine.
She was arrested on four counts of felony menacing, seven counts of reckless child abuse/no injury, & one count of prohibited use of a weapon. She was released on $5,000 bail on Thursday & is due to appear in court this Friday.
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