Woman Fake Gun Arrested

Elaine Rothenberg (Photo/Torrington Police via NBC Connecticut)

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A Connecticut woman was arrested after circling a police department with a fake gun and pointing it at officers on Christmas Eve.

According to police, the woman, 66-year-old Elaine Rothenberg, pointed the fake gun at civilians and asked them if they were police officers as she was circling the Torrington police station. The civilians were unharmed and were able to get away.

Rothenberg then allegedly approached the employees-only entrance and raised the fake gun into a shooting stance to point it at officers.

“What are you doing? Shoot me!” she shouted at police. “Boom, boom, boom.”

She then threw the fake gun at the officers and was afterward taken into custody.

She has since been charged with first-degree threatening, reckless endangerment and interfering with police.

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