Frustrated Woman Opens Fire Because Of Long DMV Line

While complaining about how long the wait was at the Department of Motor Vehicles, a fed up Kansas City woman thought she might be able to speed things up by pulling out a gun and opening fire...

The incident happened at the Parkville License Office in Kansas City just after 11 a.m. on Tuesday, after an unidentified woman approached a DMV worker and complained about the wait. The two argued for about 10 minutes before the woman said she'd "take care of it" and stormed out of the building, witness Patricia Zick said.

Once the woman got outside, she pulled a gun out of her purse and fired several shots into the air.

"That's when we all ran into the building," Zick said. "We didn’t know if she was coming back in, or she had more ammunition, or she had been on the phone calling a friend to come back up or what was going on."

Officers arrived and arrested the woman just as she was getting back into her car to leave.

“We’re still early on in the investigation, but it is to my understanding that she didn’t make it into the DMV,” Major Erik Holland, a spokesman for the Platte County Sheriff's Office said. “People saw the gun before she got in. The doors were locked and she fired the shots before she got into the DMV.”

According to police, no one was hurt and charges are now pending against the woman.

Read the full report on the Kansas City Star.

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