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'It's A Jaw-Dropper': 3-Year-Old Points Loaded Gun At Police, Mom Arrested

| by Emily Smith

San Bernardino, California, mom Kimberly Torres was arrested after her 3-year-old daughter allegedly pointed a loaded handgun, which had been stolen from a sheriff’s deputy, at police detectives.

“You just don’t think of a 3-year-old holding a loaded firearm at you,” San Bernardino Police Department Lt. Rich Lawhead said. “It could have ended up actually shooting one of the officers that were there.”

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Torres, 20, was arrested and charged with suspicion of child endangerment and possession of stolen property. Her child was removed from the home.

The weapon was one of two guns, a service belt, and other items stolen from an off-duty Los Angeles County sheriff’s deputy’s car on May 7. Later that same day, a suspect named Ramon Quintero, 25, was arrested with one of the guns. Quintero was driving a car registered to Torres, which led to the investigation of her home.

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“Obviously it’s a jaw-dropper for something like that to happen,” Lawhead said. “This could have ended much differently.”

Torres was bailed out of jail on Wednesday morning. 

Sources: KTLA, L.A. Times 

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