Child Left Alone in Car Points Gun at Memphis Police

Jamel Major, WMC TV, February 6, 2012

Police say a two-year-old pointed a gun at them while they were checking on a report that the child and its siblings were left alone in a car while their mother got her nails done.

It was a bizarre twist of events that left other customers wondering why a mother would leave her kids alone in such a dangerous environment.

“It’s a crying shame,” said Nicole Eubanks, after she heard about the arrest of 23-year-old Erica Rooks. “It doesn’t make any sense.”

Rooks is charged with marijuana possession, unlawful possession of a weapon and three counts of leaving a child unattended in a vehicle.

Police say Rooks left a four-year-old, a two-year-old and a nine-month-old alone in her car, where she kept a loaded gun, while she was getting a manicure at Beautiful Nails Salon.

“I don’t care if I’ve got 22 kids,” Eubanks said. “If I feel like going to get my nails did. I’m going to line them all up and we fixing to sit in that… nail shop. It’s ridiculous!”

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When officers arrived, they found the children in a black Chevy Impala with the car still running. {snip}

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During the incident, police also saw one of the children pointing what looked like a silver handgun at them. An officer took the gun and saw it was real and loaded with three rounds.

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  • Anonymous

    “….feel like going to get my nails did…”

    It takes a village.

  • Anonymous

    Police say Rooks left a four-year-old, a two-year-old and a nine-month-old alone in her car, where she kept a loaded gun, while she was getting a manicure at Beautiful Nails Salon.

    __________

    She started late for a Bantu, but she’s got that babymaker in high gear now.

  • Anonymous

    “I don’t care if I’ve got 22 kids,” Eubanks said. “If I feel like going to get my nails did. I’m going to line them all up and we fixing to sit in that… nail shop. It’s ridiculous!”

    Hmmm…this story leaves me torn. Leave them in the car or take them inside of a business; well if I am patronizing that business I would prefer the car option, in fact they could roll the windows up and leave them there on a hot summer day for all I care.

    Okay a bit of exaggeration there, if I saw them locked in a hot car I would probably call someone.

    • Anonymous

      Call someone?  After it was too late I hope.

  • Anonymous

    “I don’t care if I’ve got 22 kids,” Eubanks said. “If I feel like going to get my nails did. I’m going to line them all up and we fixing to sit in that… nail shop. It’s ridiculous!”

    Who can blame her for wanting to get her nails did? Obviously she is also a member of the NRA ,trying to teach her children about gun safety. How else are they gonna learn, if not locked in a car with a loaded gun?  That’s not neglect.  That’s a caring mother.

    It also serves another purpose. The kids need to get used to guns. When they grow up, how else will they be able to sell drugs and make money so that they moms can get her nails did?

    I think that the police took this way out of proportion.

  • R P

    Ladies and gentlemen, high school graduate Nichole Eubanks:

    “I don’t care if I’ve got 22 kids,” Eubanks said. “If I feel like going to get my nails did. I’m going to line them all up and we fixing to sit in that… nail shop. It’s ridiculous!”

  • Black Enrichment never ends …

  • Anonymous

    Erica Rooks says she doesn’t care whether she has 22 kids, she’s going to get her nails done, regardless of the sfaety of her kids.  Obviously, someone like this shouldn’t have any kids, which is fine with me.  As for her 2-year-old child pointing a gun at a cop — while the car engine is running, no less! — that tells you all you need to know about this disgraceful “family,” one all too commonly found in black culture. 

  • Anonymous

    “I don’t care if I’ve got 22 kids,” Eubanks said. “If I feel like going to get my nails did. I’m going to line them all up and we fixing to sit in that… nail shop. It’s ridiculous!”

    Let me take a guess about her situation. She’s employed as an English teacher after graduating at a college that extended AA preferences to grading as well as entry. And, the institution has a policy whereby X number of blacks MUST be certified whether they know the course material or not.

    And she’s on welfare, because the school that hired her let her go due to incompetence afterwhich there was a protest rally in front of the school declaring its policy for teachers was racist.

    And, finally, the police would have notified the father about the endangerment to his children, but there were three of them involed and one was nowhere to be found and the other two were in the slammer getting converted to Muslim jihadism, because they live in a racist system that comes down hard on the black man.

  • Anonymous

    Or, more like, there is a village missing its idiot.