Authorities in Tennessee say a nonagenarian was arrested last week on suspicion of threatening to kill a neighbor during a dispute.
According to Fox News, Bessie Bowen is accused of pulling a handgun out and pointing it at a woman in the Memphis community of Bethel Grove on Thursday.
Authorities responded to the scene shortly after the alleged victim reported the incident. She reportedly told investigators that the suspect aimed the weapon at her as he threatened to kill her over leaves in the yard.
When officers arrived, they reportedly searched the suspect for a gun but only found a holster.
The unidentified neighbor reportedly added that she captured the incident on camera and video as it was taking place.
Records show the neighbor had previously obtained a protective order against Bowen, claiming she was the victim of a prior assault by the elderly woman.
Bowen was released on her own recognizance shortly after her arrest and is expected to face criminal charges including aggravated assault and violating an order of protection.
Another neighbor described her as “an old lady” who doesn’t deserve to be locked up, as reported by WREG.
“She’s always been serious about her yard,” he said. “I never had a problem with her. I never seen or heard her do anything like that.”
[Featured image: Bessie Bowen, Shelby County Sheriff’s Office]