A Florida teenager is facing charges she pistol-whipped her mother during an argument over co-signing for a car, authorities say.
The Lee County Sheriff’s Office said Rachel Anne Hachero, 17, was charged Friday with aggravated assault with a deadly weapon, unlawful possession of a firearm and battery, The (Fort Myers) News-Press reported Monday.
The mother told police Hachero became angry when she refused to co-sign for the vehicle purchase and threatened to kill her, the newspaper said.
A police report stated the teen hit her mother with the gun, then pointed it at her mother’s head and stomach before demanding she drive to the dealership to sign for the car.
The two then went to the dealership where the mother signed for a 2004 Nissan 350Z before the daughter left in it.
The mother told police she later found the gun, drugs and drug paraphernalia in Hachero’s purse while her daughter was at school. She told authorities she didn’t want to press charges because her daughter had been accepted to several prestigious colleges.
But deputies decided the seriousness of the incident warranted charges and the gun allegedly used by Hachero had been reported stolen from the home of a Lee County Port Authority officer in Fort Myers last July.