Authorities arrested a Texas woman after she allegedly pointed a loaded gun at a 7-year-old trick-or-treater on Halloween, KTBC-TV reported.
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Deputies arrived at the home of Buda, Texas, resident Monica Ann Bradford after she reportedly pointed a loaded gun at an unnamed child who was walking in front of her property.
Witnesses said they saw Bradford yelling at and threatening adolescent passersby during the neighborhood trick-or-treating festivities before she grabbed her gun and pointed it at a child.
Neighbor Connie Medina said that she was shocked to learn of the unfolding situation — especially considering Bradford’s front porch light was on, an apparent indicator that she was accepting trick-or-treaters.
“I was in shock,” Medina said. “It’s Halloween; there are kids everywhere — how can somebody just come out with a weapon and scare these kids?”
Another neighbor added, “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.”
The neighbor added that some responding officers had guns drawn, while other officials had their rifles at the ready.
Bradford was taken into custody without incident, according to the report, and no one was hurt as a result of the event.
Bradford, 35, was arrested and booked into the Hays County Jail following the incident.
She faces second-degree felony charges of aggravated assault with a deadly weapon.
Her bond was set at $10,000, which she reportedly posted, the station noted.
Bradford is expected to appear in court at a later date.
Medina added, “Little kid probably needs counseling. He or she is going to have to deal with that for years, no telling.”
Another neighbor added that he is now concerned about allowing his children to go trick-or-treating at all.
“I’m about to the point where I don’t even want the kids going anymore,” neighbor Albert Anguiano admitted.