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Guns and Crazy Don't Mix

A Rancho Santa Margarita woman continues to make strange phone calls to 9-1-1.

Is there a crazy woman in Rancho Santa Margarita?

A local resident who earlier this week demanded deputies teach her how to shoot a gun—at 4 a.m., mind you—called the Orange County Sheriff's Department Friday night near midnight.

This time, she wanted to know about carrying a concealed weapon.

According to the police blotter of the OCSD, the woman is developing quite a history. She had called on Nov. 23, 2012, for the came reason—carrying a concealed weapon.

Her early morning phone call Wednesday of this week demanded a shooting lesson at her Via Cresta home.

Her call Friday, at 11:55 p.m., requested deputies have "badges and IDs ready" so that she would know they were legitimate.

According to the blotter, it was unknown if the woman actually possesses a firearm.

We hope not.

This report is culled from the Orange County Sheriff's website. Not all facts in each report are made public; the outcome of the report may differ from the original blotter item. There should be no assumption of guilt based on this limited information.

Tonya Fitzpatrick January 19, 2013 at 06:52 PM
You know, it is possible that she feels her life is in danger. Before you call her "crazy" perhaps you might want to look at domestic violence statistics. Former boyfriends, husbands and other domestic partnerships can become volatile to the point one feels their very life is at stake.......yes, at 11:55pm and even at 4am. As someone who has been on the other side of this situation personally as well as a Domestic Violence advocate volunteer, I wouldn't be so quick to call a desparately scared woman "crazy".
Martin Henderson (Editor) January 19, 2013 at 10:10 PM
That's a good point, Tonya. I'd still argue that if it was legitimate, the odd hours wouldn't be at play. And, of course, that she wouldn't demand on the 911 call that the cops teach her to shoot at that moment (see the previous story). I'm hoping to get some additional information about it.

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