Report: Mom Brandished Loaded Semiautomatic Handgun at Chuck E. Cheese

Newington Police say 30-year-old Tawana Bourne of Middletown argued with another woman, pulled out her gun and chambered a round at the popular children's pizza and amusement center.

A Middletown woman pulled out a loaded semiautomatic handgun and threatened another woman with it at a popular children's pizza and amusement center, according to Newington Police.

On Feb. 4 at 8 p.m., members of the Newington Police Department responded to the Chuck E. Cheese restaurant at 3075 Berlin Turnpike for a report of an argument involving a firearm. 

Upon arrival, the report indicates, officers found Tawana Bourne, 30, of Middletown, who had a .380 caliber handgun.

Through investigation, the Newington Police found Bourne was at the restaurant with her child when she argued with another woman with a child. Police say Bourne allegedly brandished a .380 semiautomatic handgun and chambered a round. 

Police say Bourne had a valid state of Connecticut pistol permit and her firearms and permit were seized.

She was charged with breach of peace, three counts of risk of injury to a minor, second-degree threatening and first-degree reckless endangerment. 

Bourne was released after posting a $50,000 surety bond and is scheduled to appear in New Britain Superior Court on Feb. 19.

Nanci Wylde February 06, 2013 at 05:43 PM
As my Bubbe would say, "Not too bright this one?"


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