Woman arrested for gun threat in shopping line, police say

Woman arrested for gun threat in shopping line, police say

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A 21-year-old Middleton woman was arrested Thursday night when she threatened other shoppers while waiting in line at the Toys R Us store, 7309 West Towne Way, which opened for Black Friday shopping at 10 p.m., Madison police reported.

Several hundred shoppers were in line just after 10 p.m., when the woman attempted to move to the front of the line, police said. When she was confronted by other shoppers, she made threats to retrieve a gun and shoot the shoppers.

No gun was found, and the woman, who was not named, was arrested and taken to the Dane County Jail on a tentative charge of disorderly conduct.

"She's now spending her shopping money to post bond," said Madison Police Sgt. Erik Fuhremann.

 

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A 21-year-old Middleton woman was released from the Dane County Jail on Friday morning after posting $150 bail on charges she threatened other shoppers while waiting in line at the Toys R Us store, 7309 West Towne Way, which opened for Black Friday shopping at 10 p.m.

Police said Lanessa L. Lattimore tried to move to the head of a line of several hundred shoppers waiting for the Toys R Us store to open with special Thanksgiving night deals.

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