Thursday, December 6, 2012

Woman curses another driver for Obama sticker, then flashes handgun

Two women were driving near Cookville, Tennessee. According to one of the women, a 75-year-old woman from Baxter, she was driving when the other female driver (who was later determined to be a 56-year-old woman from Cookeville) "cursed her because she had an Obama sticker in her rear window."
The woman followed the car and when the two were stopped at a red light they began arguing. The Cookeville woman then "held up a handgun that was in a brown holster and told the Baxter woman to not 'mess with her' or she'd shoot her."
The two ended up in a TJ Maxx parking lot and the police were called. The police found a pistol and a concealed weapons permit in the Cookeville woman's purse. However, according to the district attorney's office even though the Cookeville woman had threatened to shoot, because she had not removed the gun from the holster the incident "did not constitute an aggravated assault."
The DA told that Baxter woman she could seek a criminal summons for a simple assault if she wanted to press charges.
Reports do not indicate if the Baxter woman intends to pursue the incident or not.