An Arkansas woman has been arrested after she allegedly shot at a 14-year-old boy who she accused of raping her dog.
Kerrie Lenkerd told Centerton police she saw the boy in his underwear from the window of her Arkansas home sexually assaulting the animal in her garden, according to documents filed in Benton County Circuit Court.
The 40-year-old said it was not the first time the boy had sexually attacked her dog, so she approached him with a gun and ordered him to get down on the ground, her arrest warrant states.
When the boy tried to flee the scene, Lenkerd fired a shot into the grass to try to scare him, according to the report.
Neighbours corroborated the story, telling police they heard a gunshot and saw the boy running away, the document states.
The teenager, who has not been identified, told police Lenkerd pointed a gun at him and ordered him to put his hands up, according to her arrest warrant.
As she was not carrying a police badge, the boy said he decided to run and jumped over a fence to make his escape.
Lenkerd was charged with felony aggravated assault. She was taken to the Benton County Detention Centre but is now free after posting a $5,000 bond. Formal charges have yet to be filed and her arraignment is scheduled for 5 June.
Police also arrested the teenager who was charged with bestiality and sexual assault.