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Mom charged after 2 year old points loaded gun at police

Posted by on Feb. 8, 2012 at 7:54 AM
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Mom charged after two-year-old boy points loaded gun at police in Memphis

 

Published February 08, 2012

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MEMPHIS, Tenn. - A two-year-old boy pointed a loaded gun at police officers in Memphis after they were called to reports of three children being left unattended in a still-running car.

Police believe the kids -- aged four, two and nine months -- were left in the vehicle last Friday while their mother Erica Rooks had her nails done in a nearby salon, myFOXmemphis.com reported Tuesday.

Returning to the car, Rooks told police she had just gone to use the bathroom. However, investigators said a sign-in sheet at the salon showed she had just finished a full nail service.

When officers asked the 23-year-old for her license, she dropped a bag of marijuana into the car, according to police.

It was then that one of the officers noticed the two-year-old boy inside the vehicle holding a loaded gun and pointing it at them.

Rooks has been charged with possession of a controlled substance, possession of an unlawful firearm, and three counts of leaving a child unattended.

She is out of jail on a $5,000 bond.

The three children were released into the custody of Rooks' uncle.



Read more: http://www.foxnews.com/us/2012/02/08/mom-charged-after-two-year-old-boy-points-loaded-gun-at-police-in-memphis/?test=latestnews#ixzz1lnJjbk2X

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EireLass
by on Feb. 8, 2012 at 8:13 AM

I guess the kid was practicing 'stranger danger'.

KedrynsMommie
by on Feb. 8, 2012 at 8:16 AM
Parent of the year
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maciymommieof3
by on Feb. 8, 2012 at 8:57 AM

 Yeah, the new generation doesnt dial 911 anymore....LOL

Quoting EireLass:

I guess the kid was practicing 'stranger danger'.

 

LivinDeadGurl
by on Feb. 8, 2012 at 2:27 PM

Haha...apparently.

Quoting maciymommieof3:

 Yeah, the new generation doesnt dial 911 anymore....LOL

Quoting EireLass:

I guess the kid was practicing 'stranger danger'.

 


CoeyG
by on Feb. 8, 2012 at 2:52 PM

Some people should  have to have a license to have children.

EireLass
by on Feb. 8, 2012 at 4:10 PM

I know. You need a license to go fishing fer cripes sakes!!!

Quoting CoeyG:   Some people should  have to have a license to have children.


chiquis
by on Feb. 8, 2012 at 9:05 PM
^ LOL at the comments. Stranger danger.
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