PD: Mom Brandished Loaded Handgun at Chuck E. Cheese's

Newington Police say 30-year-old Tawana Bourne of Middletown argued with another woman, pulled out her semiautomatic 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's 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.

Tee February 05, 2013 at 07:42 PM
LOSER,really a gun, where children play,and I'm not even a parent."Get Your life Girl"and enjoy Jail,it looks good on you.
lizzie1bifid February 06, 2013 at 10:59 PM
sounds good but might get a slap on the wrist
Jean Zumbrun February 10, 2013 at 03:55 PM
If the government does there job, and enforce the laws she should loose her kids and be banded from anyplace that there are kids for life. Plus at least 15 years no probation. If you miss use a gun then you need to be punished for it. No if and or buts. And somethings do not need a lawyer if there is witness, might make the next idiot think twice about it if the government really enforces the law.
karma February 10, 2013 at 04:41 PM
apple don't fall too far from the tree
tom fullerie February 16, 2013 at 01:06 PM
I went to school with her! This is unexpected and unfortunate for everyone involved; you only draw and lock and load a weapon if you feel you are in immediate danger! This is how people get killed over stupid things; people kill people!


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