Cops: Man Pointed Gun at Pregnant Smoker

He denies it
By Kevin Spak,  Newser Staff
Posted Sep 14, 2012 11:33 AM CDT
To be fair, there's no indication the woman was drinking.   (Shutterstock)

(Newser) – Nothing says, "I care about your baby's health" like firearms. A Washington state man was arrested this week, after he allegedly pulled a gun on a smoking pregnant woman. Justin Dain Palmer was driving in his pickup truck when he saw the 28-year-old mom-to-be walking down the street and puffing away around noon on Wednesday, the Bellingham Herald reports. Police say he stopped and yelled out the window, "Who the heck smokes when they're pregnant?"

"I do," the woman replied. A testy exchange ensued, during which the woman alleges that Palmer pulled out a gun and pointed it at her. He eventually drove away without firing, however, and the woman called 911. When police caught up with Palmer, he admitted to confronting the woman, but denied brandishing the weapon. When police searched his truck, they found two Glock semiautomatic .45-caliber handguns, and booked him. (Read more smoking stories.)

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