Tuesday, August 03, 2010

An old woman walks into a courthouse....

Sounds like the setup line to a bad joke, and it was.

The Detroit Free Press: Woman arrested after bringing gun to court

An elderly Eastpointe woman was arrested after the loaded .38 revolver in her purse set off alarms at the entrance to 38th District Court.

The 65-year-old woman told investigators at the Eastpointe court that she forgot about the gun when she went through security at 2:05 p.m. Monday, Eastpointe Police Lt. Scott Bourgeois said.

You have to hate when that happens.
“She just carries it for protection all the time because she was robbed before,” Bourgeois said today. He did not know why she was at the court, but investigators do not believe she intended to harm anyone.
Ok, it sounds like an innocent major mistake but then the plot begins to thicken.
The gun wasn’t registered, and the woman doesn’t have a license to carry a weapon, he added. Investigators are currently checking the Law Enforcement Information Network to determine if the gun is stolen, he said.
And it gets worse:
When police arrested her, they also found oxycodone and codeine in her purse. She’s charged with illegally carrying a handgun and prescription drugs. The woman is expected to be arraigned today.
Now, if you're going to be carrying a gun and drugs illegally, going into a courthouse with them is typically not the smartest idea. As the police station is right by the court, she at least made it rather convenient for the police to pick her up. Saves time and energy when the criminals come to you.

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