A woman from Centerton, Arkansas, was charged with a felony after she fired a warning shot at a 14-year-old boy who she caught having sex with her neighbor’s dog.
Kerrie Lenkerd was charged with aggravated assault, while the teen boy was charged with two counts of bestiality and one count of criminal trespassing.
Lenkerd said she was alerted to the teen after she heard her own dogs barking. When she looked out of her window, she saw the teen outside with “the dog he raped last time.” Lenkerd went to her safe, grabbed her gun, went out of the back door, aimed the gun at the boy and told him to “get on the fucking ground.”
At that point, the teen, who was wearing boxers and no pants, took off and jumped over a fence to get away, leaving behind an iPad and his clothes. Meanwhile, Lenkerd fired a single shot into the ground.
Lenkerd later said she was wasn’t trying to shoot the kid, but rather attempting to detain him. According to the woman, she previously reported the boy for having sexual relations with the neighbor’s dog, but police told her he needed to be “caught in the act.”
Nonetheless, Lenkerd’s lawyer, Shane Wilkinson, thinks the charges against his client should be dropped.
“There’s a difference between pointing a gun at a 14-year-old kid for no reason and pointing a gun at a 14-year-old kid because they’re having sex with a dog,” Wilkinson said, noting that Lenkerd believed she was “doing the right thing.”
[ U.S. News ]