Closed captioning of: Honor student charged with pulling gun on mom
is accused of using a stolen gun to
and threaten her
in order to get a car.
is in ft. myers, florida, with details. good morning. bizarre story.
yeah, good morning, meredith. the 17-year-old is being held here at
. we can't talk to her to get her version of the story but deputies say she was so desperate to buy a
she grabbed a gun and turned it on her own
at the private and prestigious
in ft. myers, florida. but monday deputies say she so wanted a black nissan convertible on the lot at this dealership she pistol-whipped her
. according to the
she then pointed it at her
's head and stomach to force her
to cosign the loan for the car. sean banigan was the
what was she like?
i think she was an educated
that came in, did her research. she seemed older than she really was.
did she seem anxious?
no, not at all.
first came to the lot by herself. when she found out she was too young to buy the car alone she returned with her
on board to cosign for the car. when you hear what you now hear can you connect any dots looking back?
not at all. looked like a normal car deal.
, seen in this picture taken from her facebook page is an athlete who's won model u.n. competitions. her
was reluctant to press charges because her daughter is an
who's been accepted to several
colleges on scholarship. the gun was a sig suauer similar to this one. the weapon was stolen eight months ago. who owned it? a
at the southwest
raising questions as to what people she's hanging out with, how did this gun get in her possession and why did she threaten to kill her
is now charged with aggravated
assault with a deadly weapon
without intent to kill. deputies say when they recovered the weapon they also found illegal drugs and we reached out to her attorney. he said he had no comment. meredith, her
said she didn't want to comment either.
kerry sander, thank you very