Mother, kids mistakenly pulled over at gunpoint by officers

Mother, kids mistakenly pulled over at gunpoint by officers (Image 1)

A mother who was driving in Texas with four children in the car was mistakenly pulled over by officers at gunpoint.

The incident, which was caught on dash cam video, happened two weeks ago.

According to WFAA-TV, authorities were responding to a call of a speeding motorist that was waving a gun out of their window.

In the 911 call, the vehicle was described as a beige or tan colored Toyota with by four males inside.

WFAA-TV reports that officers mistakenly pulled over Kametra Barbour, who was driving a burgundy Nissan Maxima.

Barbour was in the car with her two children and two godchildren, who are all under the age of ten.

In dash cam video, an officer can be heard yelling, “Driver, let me see your hands! Everybody stick their hands out the window!”

Barbour then got out of the car and the officers told her to walk backwards to them with her hands up.

During the encounter she asked what was happening and pleaded with officers to not scare her children.

Officer: “Put your hands on your head. Right here. Come on back.”

Barbour: “What is wrong? My kids!”

Officer: “How old are they?”

Barbour: “They’re six and eight and ten, nine. What are we doing?”

Officer: “Hold on a second, okay?”

Barbour: “What is going on? Oh my God, you will terrify my children.”

Officer: “We got a complaint of a vehicle matching your description and your license plate, waving a gun out the window.”

Barbour’s six-year-old son also got out of the car with his hands up a short time later.

The officers quickly realized they had the wrong car.

They then deescalated the situation, took off the handcuffs and helped to calm the kids’ nerves.

“I need you to make sure you have all the facts, because you can’t just say, ‘Okay, I’m sorry,’ and then I’m over it. I can’t. Every time I listen to and hear or think about it, it bothers you. I can’t just say, ‘I’m fine. It’s okay. It’s not a big deal.’ It is,” Barbour said.

Officials said they mixed up the cars because the erratic driver had reportedly used the exit Barbour was driving on.

“The complainant that called in said that vehicle took that exit,” explained Forney Police Detective Michael Clay.

Police said they responded correctly to what they thought was a dangerous situation.

Click here to watch the video.

WFAA-TV contributed to this story.

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