Misdemeanour turns to firearm offence

Misdemeanour turns to firearm offence

5 p.m. Sat­ur­day evening, 3400 South Went­worth Avenue, Tiara Paul, 20, was stopped by two police offi­cers for a mis­de­meanour until a name check revealed she had two war­rants for her arrest. Now, sit­ting in the back of the patrol car as they waited for a female offi­cer to arrive, she pulled the loaded 25-​calibre hand­gun from her jeans’ waist­band. Think­ing. Was the safety on? She wasn’t sure. The hand­cuffs dig­ging into her wrists restricted her move­ment and she couldn’t quite see the 25-​calibre. It felt like it was on. She pulled the trig­ger to test it out.

By Vin­cent Holland

Inspired by the case of Tiara Paul — http://​chicago​.cbslo​cal​.com

5 p.m. Saturday evening, 3400 South Wentworth Avenue, Tiara Paul, 20, was stopped by two police officers for a misdemeanour until a name check revealed she had two warrants for her arrest. Now, sitting in the back of the patrol car as they waited for a female officer to arrive, she pulled the loaded 25-calibre handgun from her jeans’ waistband. Thinking. Was the safety on? She wasn’t sure. The handcuffs digging into her wrists restricted her movement and she couldn’t quite see the 25-calibre. It felt like it was on. She pulled the trigger to test it out.

By Vincent Holland

Inspired by the case of Tiara Paul – http://chicago.cbslocal.com