84-year-old woman accused of shooting at 'noisy' children - KULR8.com | News, Weather & Sports in Billings, Montana

84-year-old woman accused of shooting at 'noisy' children

Posted: Updated:
Courtesy of the Shasta County Sheriff's Department Courtesy of the Shasta County Sheriff's Department

REDDING, Calif. (AP) — An 84-year-old woman was arrested on suspicion of shooting toward her neighbor's children because they were being too noisy, Northern California sheriff's officials said.

Betty Frances Sanders fired a handgun Friday in the direction of the kids, who were between the ages of 8 and 10, after complaining about the noise from their motorcycles, the Shasta County Sheriff's Department said.

Nobody was hurt. It wasn't immediately known if Sanders has an attorney.

The Redding Record Searchlight says the children's mother told deputies she argued with Sanders before the woman opened fire. The newspaper says the children were about 20 feet away when Sanders allegedly pulled the trigger.

Deputies recovered the gun.

Sanders could face charges including assault with a firearm and child endangerment. Her bail was set at $50,000.

  • TrendingMore>>

  • The Latest: Bundy: judge who dismissed his case did US favor

    The Latest: Bundy: judge who dismissed his case did US favor

    Southern Nevada rancher and state's rights activist Cliven Bundy says a U.S. judge in Las Vegas did the federal government a favor last month when she threw out his criminal case stemming from an armed standoff at his Bunkerville ranch in April 2014.

    Southern Nevada rancher and state's rights activist Cliven Bundy says a U.S. judge in Las Vegas did the federal government a favor last month when she threw out his criminal case stemming from an armed standoff at his Bunkerville ranch in April 2014.

  • Check your Instant Pot: Company receives reports of melting cookers

    Check your Instant Pot: Company receives reports of melting cookers

    Friday, February 23 2018 10:13 PM EST2018-02-24 03:13:24 GMT
    Instant Pot Facebook pageInstant Pot Facebook page
    Instant Pot Facebook pageInstant Pot Facebook page

    Before you plug in your Instant Pot to make tonight's dinner, you might want to take a closer look at your unit.

    Before you plug in your Instant Pot to make tonight's dinner, you might want to take a closer look at your unit.

  • Hero dog shot multiple times protecting teenager from burglars

    Hero dog shot multiple times protecting teenager from burglars

    Friday, February 23 2018 9:54 PM EST2018-02-24 02:54:03 GMT

    A 2-year-old German shepherd is being called a hero for risking his life to protect his 16-year-old human best friend when two burglars broke into a Des Moines, Washington home.

    A 2-year-old German shepherd is being called a hero for risking his life to protect his 16-year-old human best friend when two burglars broke into a Des Moines, Washington home.

  • Most Popular