60-Year-Old Woman Arrested After Allegedly Threatening to Shoot Someone Over a Parking Space

Corpus Christi Police Department

Have you ever entered a crowded parking lot where it seems like there is literally nowhere to park? Or possibly the only remaining parking spots are located quite a distance from the store you want to shop at.

We understand the stress of looking for a parking spot. We’ve been there, circling the parking lot waiting for someone to leave. We also understand how frustrating it can be when it seems that another shopper “steals” a parking spot from you by swooping in from the other direction.

No matter what the situation, it’s important to remember that a parking spot doesn’t really matter. Walking a little bit further than we expected is not a big deal. Unfortunately, sometimes, shoppers aren’t thinking rationally.

The Corpus Christi Police Department responded to a call about a “disturbance in progress.” They wrote on their Facebook page, “Upon arrival, officers were advised that a disturbance occurred in the parking lot over a parking space. The offender pointed a handgun at the victims and made a threat to shoot them. Officers were able to identify the female from video captured by one of the victims.”

The offender was a 60-year-old woman named Rossie Dennis. According to the victims, she pointed a handgun at them, threatening to shoot them all over a dispute about a parking spot.

This incident occurred on November 24, 2021, and Dennis was arrested on November 30th. The charge against her is Aggravated Assault with a Deadly Weapon, and her bond is set at $50,000. After being arrested, she was taken to the City Detention Center.

One person commented on the police department’s Facebook post that this incident happened at HEB, a local grocery store. In addition, it appears that the victims include a mom who had a 6-month old baby in the car with her. Dennis approached the car while pointing a handgun because she believed the mom was parking in her parking spot.

Several people on the Police Department’s Facebook page pointed out that this action seems to show that Dennis was not thinking clearly and needs help. Others suggested a psych evaluation should be required before anyone is allowed to own a gun.

Haver you ever had a hard time finding a parking spot? Have you ever felt like someone else stole the parking spot you were waiting for? What do you think would be an appropriate punishment for Dennis?