In a post yesterday, RF detailed some pretty good reasons why it’s not a good idea to hold someone at gunpoint. Unfortunately, Bernadette Greenwald doesn’t seem to be a member of the Armed Intelligentsia. The Long Islander was the subject of some late night ring-and-run practical jokes that she didn’t really appreciate. And that’s when she got her semi. . .
According to nypost.com, she went outside, fired a shot into the ground and confronted a 17-year-old who was walking by.
[She] was arrested after she pointed a 9 mm handgun at the 17-year-old in front of her N. Forest Avenue home just after 11 p.m. and held him until police arrived — who promptly charged Greenwald with second-degree menacing, reckless endangerment and unlawful use of a weapon, cops said.
Good thing they didn’t put a flaming bag of dog sh!t on her doorstep. She might have aimed that shot a little higher. God knows practical jokers can sometimes go too far. But so can the jokee’s reaction to them. And for hers, we proudly award today’s IGOTD honor to Bernadette.
[h/t Allen V.]