A Grand Rapids, Michigan woman reportedly spewed racist epithets and waved a pellet gun at her neighbors in a heated dispute about dog feces on her lawn last week.
WZZM Channel 13 reported Tuesday that 56-year-old Judy Lorraine Syrek was charged with felonious assault and ethnic intimidation over the altercation.
“She was upset over the neighbor’s dog and feces in their yard,” said Grand Rapids Police Sgt. Terry Dixon to Channel 13. “Apparently those neighbors were not addressing that particular problem. She got upset and felt the need to bring out a long gun and then point it at several subjects.”
Syrek did not fire the weapon, but did aim it straight at the neighbors and threatened to fire, hence the felonious assault charge. As she yelled at them, Syrek reportedly let fly multiple times with the N-word.
This is not Syrek’s first run-in with police. She was deemed a habitual felony offender in 2004 when she was convicted of welfare fraud over $500.
She posted a $5,000 bond and was released, but with orders not to contact her neighbors or go near their house.