Halloween scares suddenly became all too real for a father and his children when a 35-year-old Texas woman allegedly came out of her house armed with a gun. Everyone is familiar with the trope of the old grouch’s house. The one that nobody goes to on Halloween because the residents are intolerant of trick or treaters. This is usually the house that gets TP’d in the middle of the night. 35-year-old Monica Ann Bradford was one such joyless grouch, reportedly yelling at trick or treaters near her house all night. Little did anyone know though that Bradford was a lot worse than just intolerant of the children that were out trick or treating. Despite her anti-Halloween stance, her front light was reportedly on, making it appear as though her house was open to trick or treating.
… At 7:20PM, after allegedly yelling at other trick or treaters that were walking by her house, according to witnesses, Bradford came out of her home and pointed a loaded gun at a 7-year-old that was at the top of her driveway. After calls came in about the incident, law enforcement descended on the neighborhood, reportedly prepared for a gunfight. Bradford was arrested and charged with second-degree aggravated assault with a deadly weapon, a second-degree felony.