A Texas woman was arrested for allegedly pointing a loaded gun at a family, including a seven-year-old child, who approached her home on Quarter Avenue on Halloween night.  

In an interview with Fox News, Connie Medina said she was “shocked” by her neighbor’s actions. “It’s Halloween, and there are kids everywhere. How can somebody just come out with a weapon and scare these kids?” she asked.   

Medina said that Monica Bradford had her front house lights on, giving the impression that it was open for trick-or-treaters. A man and his children were approaching the home from the driveway when Bradford came outside with a shotgun.  

Seeing the gun, the father quickly called the police. When they arrived on the scene, the police shut off the street from end to end, not allowing anyone to enter or trick-or-treat on the block. They made contact with Bradford, no weapons were fired, and the trick-or-treating family was unharmed.   

According to neighbors interviewed by Fox News, some officers drew their guns, and others were armed with rifles. Parents and grandparents in the neighborhood expressed relief that things did not turn out any worse. They reported that last year, Bradford had caused a disturbance on Halloween involving police.    

This incident has caused many in the neighborhood to think twice before letting their kids trick-or-treat on Halloween.

“I’m about to the point where I don’t even want the kids going anywhere,” neighbor Albert Anguiano told reporters.     

Bradford has been charged with aggravated assault with a deadly weapon, and her bond was set at $10,000. According to Fox News, Bradford has since posted a bond and is expected to appear in court later.