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Legal gun owner arrested for chambering round at Connecticut Chuck E. Cheese

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A Connecticut woman was arrested at the children’s restaurant Chuck E. Cheese in Newington on Monday after she was accused of pulling her gun and chambering a round while threatening another mother.

According to Newington police, 30-year-old Tawana Bourne brandished a .380 semi-automatic handgun and chambered a round while arguing with another woman, the New Haven Register reported. Both women were at the restaurant with children.

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Restaurant employees quickly called police, who separated the women and confiscated Bourne’s handgun. Police said that Bourne had a legal Connecticut permit to carry the weapon.

“Bourne was charged with breach of peace, three counts of risk of injury to a minor, second-degree threatening and first-degree reckless endangerment,” according to the Register. She was released on $50,000 bond.

Bourne’s Facebook page indicated that she was a social worker and involved with There Is Hope, a program to mentor “at-risk” males who could otherwise find themselves in the custody of the Connecticut Department of Youth and Families.

She told WJW that she had “pursued her dream of working with children after rediscovering God and conquering a crack cocaine addiction.”

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“I’m a very good person,” Bourne explained. “Very, very involved in the community.”

“Tawana then believes she was delivered from the demons of addiction through prayer at a church service,” according to a profile that had been removed from the Urban Alliance’s website by the time of publication.

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“Tawana is the Vice-President of the Parent Teacher Organization at her sons’ school, and on the steering committee for CT Parent Power ‘a parent-led organization with a mission to engage, educate and mobilize parents to act on children’s issues,'” the profile said.

Watch the video below from WJW, broadcast Feb. 6, 2013.

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