Elderly woman with gun sets off metal detector

(OK, I want to know why this woman is packing heat. – KM)

Imelda Yorkus says she forgot she had the loaded weapon when she entered a government building.

 By CRAIG CROSBY

Kennebec Journal, January 6, 2010

AUGUSTA — An 82-year-old woman from Whitefield was charged Tuesday with trying to enter the Edmund S. Muskie Federal Building with a loaded handgun.

Imelda M. Yorkus was issued a summons charging her with carrying a concealed weapon without a permit, said Augusta police Sgt. Christopher Massey.

Security officers discovered the gun about 1:30 p.m., when it set off a metal detector as Yorkus tried enter the federal building, Massey said.

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