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2/25/2013 10:30:00 PM
Woman allegedly waving gun at man could pull charges from county attorney
The Daily Courier

A Prescott woman faces possible felony charges of disorderly conduct after a man said she pulled a gun in a holster out of her truck when he asked her to move her truck, which stuck out into the roadway.

The Yavapai County Attorney's Office is reviewing the case to determine whether to file felony disorderly conduct charges against the woman in the incident.

The suspect's name and booking photo are not included in this story per Courier policy not to identify people not charged with a felony.

The man said he was driving down the 100 block of West Gurley Street when he saw the truck sticking out into the roadway, and had to swerve around it, nearly colliding with someone, according to the police report.

The man said he parked, walked up to the truck, and told her to move her truck if it could not fit in the parking space. The man said when he took a photo to show police how far it stuck out, the woman yelled, pulled a gun from a holster and waved it around, then drove away as he called police, according to the police report.

The woman said she parked for a few minutes and went back to leave when the man confronted her, according to the police report.

The woman said the man yelled at her about parking with her truck sticking out too far, so she grabbed her .38 revolver still in its holster, but never raised the gun or took it out of the holster, and started walking toward him, according to the police report.

The woman told police she realized it was a bad idea to take out her gun, so she put it back in her truck, then drove away to finish her errands.

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Reader Comments

Posted: Wednesday, February 27, 2013
Article comment by: ronald raygun

What about the ex LA cop who did the same thing?

Posted: Wednesday, February 27, 2013
Article comment by: She's very lucky

What if the guy also had a weapon, felt threatened by the woman waving hers around, produced his and blasted the threat?

Posted: Wednesday, February 27, 2013
Article comment by: Cordes Coyote

He should have called the police rather than confront the woman? Weird mentality. It's not the police's job to talk to strangers for you, and there is nothing wrong (in fact everything right) with an average citizen taking an interest in making his or her town a nicer place. You are not justified in pulling a gun simply because you are approached by a person you do not know.

With that kind of paranoia, so much for "everybody's home town". Grow up, folks.

Posted: Tuesday, February 26, 2013
Article comment by: Responsible Gun Owner

If this is true, this woman should never be permitted to own a gun again, period. No second chances!

Posted: Tuesday, February 26, 2013
Article comment by: Button Blue Berry

I think there were two wrongs commmitted here... first off, the man should have just minded his own business and if he had a gripe about the truck being out in the roadway too far, he should have just called the Police to let them deal with it instead of him trying to Police the roadway himself like too many people in this town try to do. Second, the lady should NEVER brandish a weapon unless threatened with deadly force. It doesn't matter if her gun was out of the holster or not, the fact remains that she took the gun out of the car and was holding it in the midst of a confratation.

So there you have it, two wrongs don't make a right. For added benefit for some of our readers, don't try Policing the roads, it's not your job and keep your guns in the car where it belongs unless you are justified in using it.


Posted: Tuesday, February 26, 2013
Article comment by: Captain Howdy

I am all for people having the rights to own a gun and to defend themselves. However, this yet another example of why there should be more qualifications to owning a gun and more training. If this woman had the proper training, she would have never done what she did.
As part of her punishment, her gun license should be suspended and she should be forced to take angermnagement classes as well as gun safety. Just like they do for people that are drunk drivers.

Posted: Tuesday, February 26, 2013
Article comment by: Yavapai County Al Vasquez

This unfortunate incident teaches us a great lesson Don't bring a cameraphone to a gun fight!

Posted: Tuesday, February 26, 2013
Article comment by: Coyote Contraire™

Will she face charges? Perhaps, if she's not employed by law enforcement or married to an LEO.
But everybody know women never do this...thing.

Posted: Tuesday, February 26, 2013
Article comment by: City is the Problem

The real problem is with the city, They clearly have these signs posted on Gurley even went as far to put a line where you can not park past.
Yet I drive this road daily and there ar ALWAYS 2 -3 trucks, cars sticking out YET they are NOT TOWED.
I say TOW THEM generate some reveune and teach these people lessons.
Also DO NOT pull out a gun unless you are going to use it

Posted: Tuesday, February 26, 2013
Article comment by: carrot top

There are parking signs posted on Gurley: If you don't fit, don't park. Why did she think it didn't apply to her? Also, you never get your gun out unless you plan to use it.

Posted: Tuesday, February 26, 2013
Article comment by: dog on

Don't pull it unless you are going to use it.
The false sense of security some folks get because they are carrying would be comical if it weren't so scary.

Posted: Tuesday, February 26, 2013
Article comment by: Give'm Hell Harry

More guns would have helped the situation...........everyone should carry one...........

Posted: Tuesday, February 26, 2013
Article comment by: Billy Bones jones

The way I see it is if the driver of that parked truck was a man ,we would not be reading this story.The man should have just call the police.But no it was a woman I'll just give her some ....When someone yells at you then comes up to you to confront you protect yourself.He had no reason to
bother her other then being a tuff guys .....
Thats guys a punk

Posted: Tuesday, February 26, 2013
Article comment by: Middle of the Road

Oh, but there's no problem. We've got too many gun laws as it is. We don't need background checks, or required training before we sell a gun to... whoever. Just ring up that sale and give them their gun & ammo so they can shove it in their purse or backpack on the way to the bar. This is Arizona! Thanks Jan Brewer.

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