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Woman Pointed Gun at 7-Year-Old Child Who Was Trick-or-Treating: Deputies

Booking photo via Monica Ann Bradford

Monica Ann Bradford.

Every year, people across the country fill bowls with candy to prepare to welcome little Frankensteins, zombies, and ghosts for trick-or-treating on Halloween. A Texas woman allegedly marked the occasion on Sunday by pointing a gun at a young child.

Monica Ann Bradford, 35, is charged with aggravated assault with a deadly weapon. Deputies from the Hays County Sheriff’s Office in Texas did not report injuries.

According to authorities, Bradford was yelling at nearby trick-or-treaters. Deputies did not explain how this escalated to her pointing a gun at the 7-year-old, or specify why she was mad in the first place, but that is what they alleged she did.

From the sheriff’s office:

On October 31, 2021 at approximately 7:20 pm, deputies responded to 100 block of Quarter Avenue in Buda, Texas for a report of an aggravated assault with a deadly weapon. After investigation, it was determined that a resident in that area was yelling at children who were walking outside her residence trick-or-treating. … [She] exited her residence with a loaded weapon and pointed it at a 7-year-old child who was walking in front of the residence.

Investigators took her into custody and booked her into the Hays County Jail on a $10,000 bond, authorities said. Online records show no attorney of record.

Authorities say the investigation is ongoing, and they asked that anyone with information reach out. From deputies:

Hays County Sheriff’s Office detectives are still conducting interviews therefore, no further information is currently available.

If you have any information regarding this investigation, contact JB Baker 512-393-7814.

[Booking photo via Hays County Sheriff’s Office]

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