A “Special Assistant to the President” Tried to Shoot Her Boyfriend

White House
White House

Apparently, one member of the Obama Administration didn’t get the memo on their gun control policy position.

CNN reports:

A White House staffer was arrested Friday on charges of assault and reckless endangerment after allegedly threatening and shooting at a Capitol Hill police officer with whom she had been having sex, according to arrest records. Barvetta Singletary, a special assistant to the President and House legislative affairs liaison, has been placed on unpaid leave and had her access to the White House revoked, a White House spokesperson told CNN on Monday.

… The incident began early Friday morning after Singletary texted the officer “asking him to come to her residence…for sexual intercourse,” according to charging documents, which classified the incident as domestic violence. After “a brief sexual encounter,” Singletary began asking the officer about another woman he was dating and tried to access his cell phones.

Singletary then grabbed the officer’s service weapon from a bag and pointed it at him, before firing one round toward him, documents say. “You taught me how to use this, don’t think I won’t use it,” Singletary allegedly said before firing one round, according to the police report. She then allegedly wiped down the gun with a towel. The Capitol Hill police officer then fled Singletary’s home and called 911, after which Prince George’s county officers arrived at the scene and arrested Singletary.

Luckily, her shot did not hit the police officer. The only injury that day seems to be the Google search results of her name that will inevitably sabotage any future dates she’s planning to go on.

Adding humor to an already bizarre story, a coworker once described Singletary’s personality as “even-keeled.”