Police: Man Pointed Gun At Pregnant Woman For Smoking

BELLINGHAM, Wash. (CBS Seattle) – Bellingham police arrest a man after he was accused of pointing a gun at a pregnant woman for smoking.

Police told The Bellingham Herald that Justin Dain Palmer, 24, was driving his truck when he spotted the 28-year-old woman, who is eight months pregnant, walking down the street smoking a cigarette.

According to the paper, police say Palmer shouted, “Who the heck smokes when they’re pregnant?” The woman allegedly responded, “I do.”

Bellingham police spokesman Mark Young told the Herald that the two started yelling at each other until Palmer allegedly pulled out one of his handguns and pointed it at her. The woman called 9-1-1 after he drove away.

Officers later pulled over Palmer and he apparently admitted to being confrontational with the woman but denied pulling out a gun.

Police searched the vehicle and fond two Glock semiautomatic .45-calikber handguns in the center console, according to the Herald.

Palmer does have a minor criminal history involving disorderly conduct and traffic violations.

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