76-year-old convicted of pointing pellet gun at neighbor during sidewalk chalk dispute
GREELEY, Colo. — A 76-year-old Greeley woman was convicted of felony menacing for pointing a pellet gun that is a replica of a semi-automatic handgun at a neighbor during a fight over children drawing on the sidewalk with chalk.
Joyce Bradmon’s conviction comes two years to the date of the Aug. 28 incident in a Greeley neighborhood, said Pamela Dickman of the Weld County District Attorney’s Office.
Bradmon pointed the unloaded pellet gun at a neighbor after the neighbor confronted Bradmon for yelling at the neighbor’s daughter and another child, Dickman said.
“She remained in her driveway in her wheelchair, while the neighbor rushed to take cover behind his truck and called 911 because he believed the gun was real and he was in danger,” Dickman said in a statement.
The pellet gun was a replica of a Colt handgun. Even responding police thought it was real until they took it away from Bradmon.
According to police records, Bradmon has a history of disagreements with neighbors.
She will be sentenced on Oct. 25.