Mother upset kids were watching too much TV, shoots it with rifle


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ALGONQUIN, Ill. — An Illinois mother was arrested by police after allegedly firing a rifle into her television, according to WGN. Police said the mother claimed her child spent too much time watching TV.

Police told WGN that when they arrived at the home of 40 year-old Jennifer Ullery, they found a broken TV screen and a .22-caliber rifle, a magazine and ammunition.

Police told WGN that Ullery entered the room where her children were watching a music video from the band Primus and shot at the TV.

Ullery has three children, ages 6, 11 and 15.

No one in the home was injured during the incident, according to WGN.

Ullery was taken into custody and charged with reckless discharge of a firearm, unlawful possession of a firearm, without the proper Firearm Owner Identification card and three counts of endangering the health and safety of a child, according to WGN.

Algonquin police told WGN that Ullery was released from jail after posting bond.



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