Texas woman arrested after allegedly pointing gun at mother and her baby in viral video

The Independent
The Independent

A 60-year-old woman has been arrested by authorities in Texas following a viral video in which she allegedly aimed a firearm at a mother and her baby.

The Corpus Christi Police Department said the woman, Rossie Dennis, was arrested on Tuesday following the encounter on 24 November.

She was charged with aggravated assault with a deadly weapon, and was held on a $50,000 (£37,500) bond, the department said.

While police did not specifically mention a baby, Corpus Christi police cited “victims” of Ms Dennis, who authorities say “pointed a handgun at the victims and made a threat to shoot them”.

She was arrested after a video of the encounter was shared online, and which police confirmed was “captured by one of the victims”.

Ms Dennis appeared to point her firearm at the victim and her baby who shared the footage on Reddit .

It was titled: “A woman pulls and points a gun at a woman with her six-month-old baby in the car, because she believed she parked in her parking spot”.

The clip soon went viral and was widely shared on social media, leading to calls for the 60-year-old’s arrest.

Police said the incident occurred at the H-E-B grocery store on Leopard Street, in Corpus Christi, a city in southern Texas.

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Sally Martinez

You NEVER pull your gun out unless you are going to use it and your don't point it at an unarmed mother and baby. She shouldn't be allowed to own a gun.


What is happening to the fabric of society when a gun is used for minor incidents? This lady and a parking spot. A mother who pointed a handgun at two teens who allegedly bullied her son. The mass of assaults, killings, road rage, etc. I fear for children growing up and future generations. The hate and anger has to stop.

Max Powers

As a avid defender of the 2nd Amendment. I want this women to serve time. She drew her firearm and approached the women out of anger. There is no evidence of self defense. She is a example of some one who should not own a firearm. at least out side the home. Charge her with a Felony and make a example of what not to do.


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