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Elderly woman was annoyed by noisy kids. Her reaction got her arrested, authorities say

This Twitter screen shot from the Los Angeles Times’ account shows Betty Frances Sanders, 84.
This Twitter screen shot from the Los Angeles Times’ account shows Betty Frances Sanders, 84. Los Angeles Times

A elderly woman in Anderson had enough of her neighbor’s noisy children, so she fired a gun toward them, authorities report.

Betty Sanders, 84, was arrested Friday night after reportedly shooting in the direction of children, according to the incident report from the Shasta County Sheriff’s Office.

Sanders was allegedly annoyed by three children, ages 8 to 10, who were making too much noise with their motorcycles outside their Dot Lane residence, the Record Searchlight of Redding reports.

Sanders went to complain to Angela Rollins, the mother of the children.

“An argument ensued and Sanders shot one round from a handgun toward Rollins and her family, who were about 20 feet away,” Sgt. Jose Gonzalez of the Sheriff’s Office told People magazine.

No one was hurt.

Rollins “couldn’t see the type of gun but could hear the bullets going over her children’s heads,” the incident report reads.

Sanders was arrested and taken to Shasta County Jail on suspicion of assault with a firearm and child endangerment, the Record Searchlight reported. She was released on $50,000 bail, according to People.

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