Panhandle Woman Jailed After Shooting at Snake

Posted at 7:09 AM, Oct 16, 2014
and last updated 2014-10-18 14:41:47-04

PANAMA CITY, Fla. (AP) — A Panama City woman who tried to shoot a water moccasin during practice for a youth football team was arrested for discharging the gun on school property.

Police say 30-year-old April Dawn DeMarco borrowed a gun from Miren Gregory after the snake was spotted last week on a Bay High School field. As coaches tried to kill the snake with a stick, Gregory told DeMarco she had a concealed permit and a .380-caliber handgun.

The News Herald of Panama City ( ) reports children were about 20 to 50 yards away when Demarco fired the gun.

She was arrested Monday. Gregory was arrested Tuesday for carrying a concealed weapon and possession of a firearm on school property. It's not clear whether they've hired lawyers.

Police didn't know the fate of the snake.