Justine Herring is facing a charge of felony domestic violence after she reportedly pointed an AR-15 rifle at a man and threatened him with it in a downtown Colorado Springs public park.
Because clearly, this is why the Second Amendment was created.
The 48-year-old-enough-to-know-better candidate in Colorado was arrested on Monday after pointing the rifle at a man during a fight, according to the Denver Post.
Herring has a criminal history of misdemeanor offenses, including driving under the influence and domestic violence, according to records.
“Bad publicity is better than no publicity,” Herring posted on Facebook in November, and now her wish is granted.
The Denver Post reports:
Herring was arrested by the Colorado Springs Police Department on Monday. Detectives are continuing to investigate the incident, police said.
Herring is in a field of five candidates running for mayor in the city’s April election. That field includes El Paso County Commissioner Amy Lathen, outgoing Colorado Attorney General John Suthers, City Councilman Joel Miller and former city councilwoman and mayor Mary Lou Makepeace.
Steve Bach, the city’s outgoing mayor, has said he will not seek another term.
Herring’s Facebook page features a banner that reads “JUSTINE HERRING FUTURE MAYOR.”
“…Because Colorado Springs is a big deal!” the banner says.
According to her Facebook page, she’s originally from Texas.
This was posted on her wall, to which a commenter responded, “What’s wrong with that?”
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Image: Colorado Springs Police