Allison Daughtrey, a mom-of-three from Baltimore, charged with attempted murder, assault, reckless endangerment, destruction of property
Daughtrey, 34, is accused of firing a gun at a guard at Days Inn in Townson, Maryland, on Monday
Security guard mistook Daughtrey’s loud sex with her girlfriend for a domestic fight and called police
Daughtrey and her partner explained what happened, but the guard insisted they leave the motel
Daughtrey then got into a physical fight with the guard, allegedly pointed a gun at his head and bit him
She claimed the gun fell out of her back and accidentally discharged ‘If I intended to ever use the gun, I would never have missed the target,’ she was quoted as telling cops
A Baltimore woman facing an attempted murder charge for allegedly shooting at a motel security guard during a dispute over loud lovemaking offered police an unusual defense, boasting that had she actually intended to use the gun, she would not have missed the ‘target.’
Allison Daughtrey, a 34-year-old mother of three, was arrested on Monday afternoon at the Days Inn in Towson, Maryland, and booked into the county jail on counts of second-degree attempted murder, assault, reckless endangerment, destruction of property and weapons charges.
The incident began unfolding at around 2pm, when a security guard at the $51-a-night motel called police to report a fight between Daughtrey and another woman in her room, later identified as her girlfriend, according to charging documents cited by The Baltimore Sun.
Both women denied that a fight had happened.
An officer spoke to the girlfriend, who told him that the guard had simply mistaken the couple’s loud sex for an argument, but the motel security guard still wanted them and the children who were with them removed from the property, according to the documents.
Daughtrey, who at the time was in another room with her three children, also confirmed the story, but the security guard asked the family to leave the motel.
As Daughtrey was packing her belongings, she allegedly got into a shouting match with the guard. The security guard and Daughtrey began yelling at each other while the women packed their belongings, police said.
An officer escorted the group to the parking lot, then took Daughtrey’s girlfriend back inside to look for a missing cellphone.
Daughtrey, her girlfriend and three children were staying in this Days Inn in Towson, Maryland, on Monday when the guard mistook the couple’s loud sex for a fight and called police
When they returned outside, Daughtrey was no longer waiting by the vehicle, police said. Moments later, the officer heard a gunshot in the hotel lobby, and an employee came out and said the security guard was holding down the shooter, according to charging documents.
Daughtrey was arrested at the scene, and surveillance video of the lobby showed her enter, struggle with the security guard at the front counter, and pull out and fire a handgun, the documents said.
The security guard told police he pushed the gun to the side and moved his head, causing the bullet to narrowly miss him. He grabbed the gun with his left hand, causing the slide to jam, while Daughtrey “bit him in his right arm and continued to pull the trigger,” according to the charging documents.
The bullet hit a metal frame near the lobby window and damaged the wall, curtains and window frame, according to the charging documents.
Daughtrey [photo], claimed the gun went off by accident, saying that if she intended to use it, should would not have missed. A claim disproved by surveillance footage showing her pointing and missing after the intended victim deflected her aim
When the officer entered the lobby, he saw the security guard pinning Daughtrey to the floor.
After police reviewed surveillance video from the motel, they learned that the 34-year-old woman pulled a gun on the guard during a physical struggle and allegedly squeezed off a round, but the bullet struck a mental door frame, according to the charging papers.
The security guard accused Daughtrey of pointing the firearm at his head. He also claimed the woman bit him on the arm after he grabbed the gun, causing it to jam.
He was later taken to a hospital to be treated for his injury.
When interviewed by police, Daughtrey allegedly claimed that the guard hit her in the face first, and then when she swung bag at him, her gun fell out and discharged accidentally.
The woman said she purchased the firearm in North Carolina last year.
In an apparent effort to demonstrate that the shooting was accidental, Daughtrey offered this comment: ‘If I intended to ever use the gun, I would never have missed the target,’ she was quoted as saying in the documents.
She is being held without bond at the Baltimore County Detention Center in Towson. Her next court appearance is scheduled for October 4.