Only an idiot would recklessly shoot a firearm from a moving vehicle. But it takes a special kind of stupid to not only do that but to post it to Snapchat.
Enter 27-year-old Sierra Tarbutton of Houston, TX. Back in Septemeber, this genius decided to pop some shots off while cruising down Memorial Drive and Highway 6 in the city.
She was joined by her pal, fellow genius and local drug dealer, Michael “Money Mike” Cuellar.
When Tarbutton spoke to ABC 13 about the incident, she claimed it was no big deal. It was just some fodder for Snapchat.
“We were drinking at the time and were riding around, shooting in the air,” Tarbutton said. As a result of their buffoonery, Tarbutton and Cuellar became known as the “Snapchat Shooters.”
Today, though, Tarbutton is realizing that it is a big deal. After pleading guilty to deadly conduct and criminal mischief, a judge sentenced her to five years in prison.
The judge gave her a small break in that she doesn’t have to turn herself in until Jan. 2. This way she can spend the holidays with her family.
This was not Ms. Tarbutton’s first run-in with the law. Imagine that. She was already serving six years probation for harassing a police officer and threatening the officer’s children.
Sonya Shumway, Tarbuttton’s mother, tried to stick up for her daughter.
“The area they were in, she knows nobody couldn’t have gotten hurt,” said Shumway. Right… And she knew that how? You know what they say about apples and the distance they travel from trees.
Anyways, police seemed happy that the two were apprehended.
“We take dangerous conduct, reckless conduct, deadly conduct seriously and when you’re foolish enough to put it on social media, I assure you that the police department, the sheriff’s department and all of our public safety department are constantly looking at social media looking for these fools,” Houston police chief Art Acevedo said in October, in an interview with Click 2 Houston.
“Thanks to some really good police work we were able to identify a suspect,” said Acevedo.