U.S. woman pulls gun on shopper during fight over notebook

Video shows woman pulling gun during fight in Walmart back-to-school aisle

An argument broke out between two pairs of women over the last notebook on the shelf at the Novi Towne Center store, according to police.

Scary moments at a Walmart in Novi on Monday afternoon.

No parent will deny that back-to-school shopping can be a tense, unpleasant experience, but it was especially so for customers at a Michigan Walmart this week.

The fight involved two local residents aged 46 and 32, and a mother and daughter from out of town, aged 51 and 20, reports the Detroit Free Press.

'One girl was going to by a notebook, there was one left. "There has been a bit of pushing and shoving, and they began to argue about who had to buy the book", continued the policeman.

Novi Police Det. Scott Baetens told WJBK that she's a valid CPL holder. That mother then pulled out a gun.

"She pulled out her firearm and tells them to stop attacking her daughter while pointing the gun at them", Baetens added.

"It was a senseless act of violence all the way around", a police representative said.

Police spoke with prosecutors who hope to determine if it was self-defense and who the aggressors were.

The woman who pulled out the gun carries a concealed pistol license valid in the state of MI, police said. All four women could be facing charges for assault, which carries a 90-day sentence. Somehow she got to walk out of the store and go through the check-out as though she hadn't just pointed a loaded gun at a woman in the school supplies aisle. No one was hurt.

Unfortunately, it's not known who got the notebook.

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