A 71-year-old Jupiter woman was arrested Tuesday after she allegedly pointed a loaded gun at her neighbor, according to an arrest report.
A Jupiter police ballistic team, equipped with helmets and shields, were deployed to arrest the elderly woman, the report said.
Amy H. Roberts is facing a charge of aggravated assault with a deadly weapon and is being held without bond while she undergoes a psychiatric evaluation.
Roberts allegedly confronted the neighbor’s fiancee as she was trying to exit Xanadu Place, off State Road A1A south of Carlin Park, in her vehicle, the report said. Roberts signaled “no” with her finger, then tried to jump in front of the vehicle before punching it with her fist.
“You did not read the memo,” Roberts allegedly told the driver. “You don’t follow rules.”
The woman then contacted her fiance, who drove up to Roberts’ driveway. Roberts ran into her house and allegedly retrieved a loaded handgun, the report said. The male victim said Roberts pointed the gun at him for 10 seconds before she returned to her residence.
Witnesses told police they saw Roberts walking around with a snake. When officers approached Roberts’ home, they found a dead 3-foot red rat snake on the woman’s porch.
Roberts pointed it out and said, “She brought it home.”
Police found the gun on Roberts’ bed inside her home.