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