Woman Held 13-year-old at Gunpoint After He Scared Her by Knocking on Her Door, Dallas Police Say

A woman was arrested Tuesday after police said she aimed a gun at a 13-year-old boy who she believed tried to break into her apartment because he knocked on her door last year.Officers were stopped around 4:30 p.m. in the 1800 block of John West Road, where a witness said the woman, 32-year-old Jessica Martinez, was pointing the gun at the boy and yelling at him in a nearby parking lot, according to an arrest-warrant affidavit.Police found Martinez and the teen in the parking lot and ordered her out of her car, the warrant states.The victim told police Martinez chased him through the parking lot, before she got out of her car and pointed the gun at him, according to the document.Martinez initially told police she had video evidence that showed the teen and a group attempting to break into her apartment in October. But the teen said his group knocked on her door because they believed one of their friends lived in the apartment, the affidavit states.Martinez later changed her story to police, according to the warrant, and said the teens had knocked on her door a few times, but she thought their knocking was scarier than if they actually broke in. She started chasing the teen Tuesday after she saw him on the street and wanted to get his name.Officers found one live round in the chamber of Martinez's gun and five rounds in the magazine, according to the affidavit.She faces a charge of endangering a child and was still in the Dallas County Jail as of Wednesday afternoon, with bail set at $3,500, jail records show.  Continue reading...

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