How far would you go to protect your daughter? Would you go as far as to point a firearm at someone? Video shows a Texas woman pulling out what appeared to be gun during a brawl between her child and another girl. Now she’s saying that it was just a toy.
As seen on video, two girls started fighting. One of them, 13-year-old Chynecia Barnes, said it was over a Snapchat video. The other girl was identified as Tiffanee Washington.
“I posted a video of a song and the girl Tiffanee, she saw it and she approached me while I was on my friend’s porch asking ‘what the f was this about,’” she told KTRK.
This was too much for Barnes’ mother Chade Lockett, claimed she and her daughter were outnumbered by other people 15 to two.
“When I hopped out the car and saw what’s going on, they charged at me,” Lockett said. “The lady in the brown shirt had a knife. The girl in the striped shirt had a knife.”
She claimed she grabbed her son’s BB gun out of the vehicle, and used it to scare away the attackers. Lockett insists she was just defending her child.
“I’m not a bad person,” she said. “I’m not a bad mother. I take care of my kids, go to work and I come home. I’m not in drama.”
Drama she is going to get. Washington’s grandmother Tracy McIntyre said she filed a complaint with the Houston Police Department.
“What was she thinking with a gun?” McIntyre told Click2Houston.
She claimed Lockett struck her granddaughter repeatedly in the face with gun. Lockett denied this.
“Kids–I understand they are going to fight, but I want justice for the mother for what she did to my granddaughter,” McIntyre said.
The Houston Police Department did not immediately respond to a Law&Crime request for comment about the case.
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