- Associated Press - Monday, February 29, 2016

WILLIMANTIC, Conn. (AP) - A Connecticut woman celebrating her 50th birthday in style has been charged with robbing the limousine driver she hired to chauffeur her around town.

Willimantic police say the Melanie Roberts had a dispute with the driver over how much she owed him just after midnight Monday.

Police say she removed the keys from the vehicle and ran to her home where she grabbed a loaded 9mm pistol. Police allege she threatened to “shoot out” the limo’s tires, then reached inside and removed a GPS device and a clipboard with money.

The driver called 911, and Roberts was arrested at the scene.

She was detained on $100,000 bond on six charges, including larceny and carrying a firearm under the influence. It’s not clear if she has a lawyer.


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