90-Year-Old Woman Points Gun and Threatens to Kill Neighbor Over Leaves in Yard.

A 90-year-old woman threatened to kill her neighbor after pointing a gun at her, said police in Tennessee. Nonagenarian Memphis woman Bessie Bowen was charged with aggravated assault and violation of an order of protection. A woman called police saying Bowen pointed a firearm at her and threatened to shoot and kill her over leaves in her yard. The unnamed woman said she took photos and captured a video of Bowen’s threats. The woman had an order of protection against Bowen for assault. Police searched for the gun, finding only the holster. Bowen was arrested on March 14 and was released on her own recognizance, it was reported. Another neighbor said that he was stunned to learn about the allegations, but said she has “always been serious about her yard.”“I never had a problem with her. I never saw or heard her do anything like that (sic),” he said. “I hope they don’t send her to jail.”“She’s an old lady. Just serious about her yard,” he continued. In the incident, police responded to the 2300 block of Larose Avenue in Bethel Grove. Other details about the case are not clear. It’s unclear if she has a lawyer.