POLICE: RVC Woman Fires Shot, Holds Teen at Gunpoint

Bernadette Greenwald, 47, of Rockville Centre was arrested and charged with menacing.

A Rockville Centre woman lost her cool after becoming the victim of what appeared to be a prank late Sunday night, firing off a revolver in front of her home and holding a teenage boy at gunpoint because she thought he was involved, police said.

According to Nassau County Police, Bernadette Greenwald, 47, of RVC, was at her home on North Forest Avenue on Sunday night when she heard her doorbell ring around 11:15 p.m. When Greenwald opened the door, no one was there.

Twice more Greenwald heard her doorbell ring, only to open the door and find no one there. That's when Greenwald became fed up. Police said she got a .9mm and fired a round outside of her home.

A short time later, police said a 17-year-old was walking in front of Greenwald's home, and she stopped and pointed her gun at the teen. Greenwald allegedly held the teenager until police came, where after an investigation, she was the one placed under arrest.

Greenwald is charged with second-degree menacing, second-degree reckless endangerment and prohibited use of a dangerous weapon. She was arraigned on Monday in First District Court in Hempstead

Eugene Clark January 26, 2012 at 09:51 PM
I have a distinct feeling that after all that is said and done, and the Police have concluded their investigations into the "shooting" on Forest Avenue. We might all have egg on our faces and get a big chuckle concerning the actual facts in the case. Let's wait and see.
Kevin O'Reilly January 27, 2012 at 01:50 AM
It sure took Jamie Lee Curtis a while to figure that out in the Halloween Movies!
Kevin O'Reilly January 27, 2012 at 01:57 AM
Move RVCPD to 2-3 OMC Houses. Better to be closer to your key clients!
That RVC guy January 27, 2012 at 03:24 AM
Mickey, there are young kids in that house...in our schools. I cant see any outcome that would give me a real chuckle. Hope I'm wrong.
Anthony Bottan January 27, 2012 at 02:30 PM
Kevin. You are incorrect. His name is Jeff GREENFIELD, and has nothing to do with this, or Ms. Greenwald for that matter.


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