Richfield Woman Charged With Pointing BB Gun at Neighbor, 2 Children

Police say Maggie Marie Johnson pointed the gun out her apartment doorway at two girls, ages 11 and 13, and at the girls' mother.

A Richfield woman has been charged with pointing a BB gun at three residents of her apartment complex, including and 11- and 13-year-old.

Maggie Marie Johnson, 30, faces three felony counts of second-degree assault with a dangerous weapon, each of which carries a maximum penalty of seven years in prison and a $14,000 fine.

Police were called to the apartment building in the 7200 block of Cedar Avenue South on May 13 on a report of someone with a gun.

According to the criminal complaint, signed by Det. Patrick Moriarty, officers spoke to a woman who told them that her two daughters, ages 11 and 13, were walking down the apartment hallway to let her into the building. When they passed the open door of Johnson’s apartment, Johnson pointed what was described as a shotgun at the girls.

The mother of the girls reportedly said she walked up to Johnson’s door to find out why she was pointing a gun at her daughters, and Johnson opened the door with the gun pointed at her.

Police knocked on Johnson’s door, but she refused to open it, and instead went into a “profanity-laced verbal rampage,” according to the complaint.

According to the complaint, when police got into the apartment they found three children, ages 12, 6 and 21 months, along with a BB gun. Johnson’s 12-year-old son reportedly told police that it was the gun his mother pointed at the three victims. Police took Johnson into custody after she tried to climb out the back window of her apartment.

Johnson remains in the Hennepin County Jail on a $100,000 bond. An omnibus hearing in her case is scheduled June 12 in Hennepin County District Court.

Grant Vlasak July 22, 2012 at 10:44 PM
I wonder if she thought "It's just a BB gun, it's not a big deal"... It IS a big deal. Three felonies' worth!


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