VIDEO: Woman Draws Gun In Fight Over Last Notebook At Walmart
Woman Draws Gun In Fight Over Notebook At Walmart
Novi, MI – A back-to-school shopping trip turned into a fight over the last notebook in a Walmart store, and it ended when one of them pulled a gun.
The incident occurred on Monday, August 28, at the Walmart in Novi Towne Center, according to The Detroit Free Press. Novi police officers said that two Farmington Hills women, ages 46 and 32, and a South Lyon mother and daughter, ages 51 and 20, were inside the Walmart shopping for school supplies.
Novi Police Detective Scott Baetens said “One girl was going to buy a notebook. There was one left, some pushing resulted. They began to argue who was the rightful purchaser of that notebook.”
Neither group of women backed down, and the first group of women began pulling the hair of the 20-year-old.
The mother of the 20-year-old was pushed out of the way as the fight continued over that last notebook, and she pulled a gun out of her purse to protect her daughter, according to Fox2 Detroit. Panicked shoppers and store employees began running in all directions.
Detective Baetens said that the mother was “a valid CPL holder. She pulled out her firearm and tells them to stop attacking her daughter while pointing the gun at them.”
Police were called, and the fight quickly ended. Detective Baetens said, “It was a senseless act of violence all the way around.” Anyone who witnessed the incident is asked to call the Novi Police Department at 248-348-7100.
Detectives are reviewing surveillance video, and have talked with prosecutors. No decision has been made yet, but all four women are facing charges, ranging from misdemeanor simple assault to felonious assault with a firearm.
Police said that the woman’s gun was loaded but did not have a bullet in the chamber. No one was injured.
The disposition of the notebook has not been reported.
You can see the video of the incident below.