Man Licks Trick-Or-Treater, Points Gun At Mom In Severn: Police
SEVERN, MD - A man licked a trick-or-treater and followed her home on Halloween in Severn, police said.
Officers said the suspect also tried to enter the girl's house while armed.
Authorities said they arrested the suspect, identified as 66-year-old Cedrick Steven Paines of Severn.
Police said they were called for an assault with a handgun Tuesday around 6:20 p.m. in the 8200 block of Dunfield Court.
The victim reported that the suspect licked her daughter's ear while she was trick-or-treating at his house, officers said.
Authorities said the suspect followed the child as she ran home.
The suspect then tried to enter the victim's house, police said.
Officers said the mother pushed the suspect back to keep him from entering.
Authorities said the suspect pointed a handgun at the mother and pulled the trigger, but the gun did not fire.
Police said they found the suspect after he returned to his house.
Officers said they executed a search warrant at the home and found:
- Two handguns
- One shotgun
- A .22-caliber rifle
Court records show that Paines is charged with:
- Assault-First Degree (Felony)
- Assault-Sec Degree (Misdemeanor)
- Reckless Endangerment (Misdemeanor)
- Firearm Use/Fel-Viol Crime (Misdemeanor)
- Handgun On Person (Misdemeanor)
- Loaded Handgun On Person (Misdemeanor)
Paines' file said he was released until his trial after posting $5,000 in bond on Wednesday.
Even though authorities already made an arrest, detectives still asked anybody with information to call (410) 222-6155. Tipsters can stay anonymous by dialing (410) 222-4700.
This map shows the area where the Anne Arundel County Police Department said the incident happened.
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