As if we needed another reminder as to why guns are bad.
A 72-year-old Tennessee woman fired her .22 caliber rifle at a car full of children because they backed up into her driveway.
Oscar Scott, his wife, and five children were returning home from a family trip to Virginia when they decided to take a “scenic route” home. Scott got a little lost, and had to turn around to head back to the highway. He backed up into a narrow driveway to reverse the car, and all of a sudden shots were fired. Scott explained what happened:
“She fired one shot and my wife hollered and told her we’re just turning around, and then she shot again. We got out of there pretty well as fast as we could. I still don’t really know what her problem was.”
Luckily, no one was injured.
Scott notified officials, who arrested the woman, named Margie Rhea Ramey, who confessed. She claimed, “she has had a continuous problem with people tearing up her driveway.” She was then booked into Hawkins County Jail on seven counts of felony reckless endangerment, but bonded out later that night.
Scott admitted there was a “no trespassing” sign near her property, but maintains that briefly backing into a narrow driveway does not warrant a shooting.
“I don’t know what’s happened to her in the past, but me, my wife and five kids weren’t doing anything wrong,” he said. “I know you can’t shoot at somebody for turning around in your driveway.”
Absolutely right, Scott.