Charges filed against woman who opened fire at suspected shoplifters in Michigan

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After a Michigan woman took it upon herself to open fire at two men suspected of shoplifting at a Home Depot, Oakland County prosecutors have decided to file charges:

A 46-year-old Clarkston woman accused of firing gunshots at two men who were driving away from a Home Depot after stealing merchandise has been charged with reckless use, handling or discharge of a firearm.

Tatiana Duva-Rodriguez is accused of firing the shots Oct. 6 at Home Depot, 4150 Joslyn Road in Auburn Hills. Oakland County Prosecutor Jessica Cooper said charges were filed Tuesday morning.

“If this is proven, I find it very disturbing that someone would take out their gun in a busy parking lot and shoot at the tires of a passing car,” Cooper said.

“Once fired, the bullet could have easily ricocheted or fragmented and injured or killed someone else. It would have been much more helpful for her to take out her cellphone and shoot pictures of the shoplifter’s license plate.”

Good! Let this be a lesson to other would-be vigilantes—don’t take matters in your own hands.

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Originally posted to Daily Kos by Scout Finch

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