(TORRINGTON,Conn./CBS Connecticut) – Torrington Police have arrested a 66 year old North Carolina woman who had been circling in front of the police department with a gun Thursday night.
According to police Elaine Rothenberg, who was staying in Torrington for a few weeks asked two civilians if they were cops.They were able to get away without incident.
Rothenberg then stood in the doorway where police enter and exit and stood and raised the handgun in a shooting stance.Rothenberg yelled about hating cops and asked if they were going to shoot her and if they were scared.
Police say Rothenberg then raised the gun and pointed it at officers yelling “boom,boom,boom”. After a brief standoff it was determined the gun was a BB gun which Rothenberg purchased because she thought it looked real.
Rothenberg is charged with Breach of Peace, Threatening ,7 counts of Reckless Endangerment and Interfering with Police. She is being held on a police set bond.