FORT WAYNE, Ind. (WOWO): A Fort Wayne woman accused of armed burglary nearly grabbed an officer’s shotgun during a traffic stop while children watched from the back of her car.
Fort Wayne police were called to an armed robbery report shortly after 5 p.m. Monday to a home at Seddlemeyer Avenue near the Anthony/Tillman intersection, according to the News-Sentinel.
27-year-old Tara Budzon allegedly broke into a man’s home, punched him in the eye, and held a gun to his head. The reason? She said he stole $27 from her purse. She apparently didn’t find what she was looking for and left the house.
Police later found Budzon and tried to pull her over. After several refusals, she finally exited the vehicle, but then refused to obey an officer’s orders. Meanwhile, children were in the backseat looking on, according to police.
When an officer tried to handcuff her, she tried to grab an officer’s shotgun twice. She also allegedly kicked an officer in the process.
She’s in Allen County Jail on a long list of tentative charges, including burglary with a deadly weapon, robbery while armed with a deadly weapon, disarming a police officer, and two counts of resisting arrest. All are felonies.