CENTRAL ISLIP, N.Y. (CBSNewYork) — A Long Island mom faced a judge Tuesday after she allegedly took her kids on a BB gun shooting spree.
Susan Becker threw a jacket over her face as she exited First District Court in Central Islip with her attorney Tuesday, CBS 2’s Amy Dardashtian reported. Her husband also refused to comment, blocking Becker in the elevator.
“Everything’s a mistake and an aberration,” Becker’s attorney said.
Prosecutors said the 43-year-old East Northport woman took her 13- and 15-year-old children on joyrides, arming them with slingshots and soft-air guns and encouraging them to rapid fire BB pellets at parked cars in Islandia, Hauppauge and Commack.
During the drive-bys, prosecutors said Becker even picked up eggs and flung them at cars, too.
The pellets struck more than 60 cars and homes, including Joann Angrisani’s windshield, police said.
“I cut myself trying to clean it up,” Angrisani said.
“What kind of mother does that?” said John Zolezzi of Hauppauge, who now has to replace his car window. “That’s strange.”
“I have two little kids so it could have hit anybody,” said Michelle Delarosa, whose front window was hit.
Michael Koscik of Commack told CBS 2’s Steve Langford he came out one morning to find the window on one of his cars completely shattered.
“The vehicle had a window missing and there was glass all over the street and glass on the seat of the vehicle,” Koscik said.
Across the street, the window of a neighbor’s van was still missing after being blown out.
“It’s ridiculous that a mother would take her kids around and shoot out windows with a BB gun. It’s insane,” Koscik said.
On Saturday morning, Becker’s children showed up to court to see her arraigned on charges of criminal mischief and endangering the welfare of a child. Prosecutors have not charged any of the teenagers who were allegedly in the car with Becker, CBS 2’s Langford reported.
Becker’s attorney said the whole ordeal is completely uncharacteristic of his client. When asked to expand, he refused, saying he believed the media would only portray the prosecutor’s point of view, Dardashtian reported.
The case has been adjourned until June 17.
Please offer your thoughts in the comments section below …