Monday, September 15, 2014

Colorado Lawful Gun Owner Threatens Kids

Cheryl Ann Pifer

Local news reports

A western Colorado woman is accused of pointing a rifle at several children in a neighboring backyard because she was upset that an 11-year-old boy was playing his clarinet outside.

Mesa County sheriff's deputies believe 60-year-old Cheryl Ann Pifer of Clifton had been drinking before allegedly threatening the children Wednesday.

The Daily Sentinel ( ) reports that the boy told Pifer he was practicing the clarinet as part of his homework and couldn't go back inside his grandmother's house because a baby was sleeping.

Several of the other children in the backyard with him reported that Pifer also pointed a gun at them and yelled "Fire in the hole!" as they ran away.

Deputies say Pifer's rifle wasn't loaded.

Pifer declined to comment. She faces possible child abuse and felony menacing charges.


  1. Yikes! As the parent of someone who plays (pretty well now thankfully) cello, I have undergone the mandatory hell of practice drills at home, that is a little over the top.

    1. What do you think her punishment should be for being "a little over the top?"

    2. But don't worry, her POSSIBLE charges will be bargained down and she'll continue to be one of you lawful gun owners.