An allegedly unruly and drunk woman managed to pull a gun halfway out of the holster of a police officer and squeezed the trigger twice at a residence in San Jose Saturday night. Fortunately, the gun did not go off because its safety catch was on.
Rosa W. Olaitiman, 45, was taken to the Superior Court yesterday afternoon for an initial appearance on charges of assault with a dangerous weapon, assault and battery, obstructing justice, and disturbing the peace. Her bail was set at $7,250 cash.
Preliminary hearing will be on Sept. 13 at 9am.
Police detective Patrick P. Sablan stated in his report that a police officer had responded to a residence in San Jose Saturday at 8:30pm after receiving a call about a disturbance.
Ben Olaitiman informed police officer Myron Laniyo that his sister, Rosa Olaitiman, while drinking beer at their residence, threw several cans of beer at him and at Manny Rabauliman.
Rosa Olaitiman allegedly started saying inappropriate words against the men. When Ben Olaitiman told her to leave, the suspect allegedly got angry and threw beer cans at him and at their brother-in-law, Rabauliman. Ben Olaitiman was hit in the face, while Rabauliman was hit on the chest.
When Laniyo attempted to calm down Rosa Olaitiman, she pushed him. Moments later, the suspect grabbed Laniyo's firearm, threatening to shoot Ben Olaitiman and Rabauliman.
Laniyo and the suspect struggled for control of the gun and Rosa Olaitiman somehow managed to pull the gun halfway out of its holster. She then squeezed the trigger twice. Fortunately, the gun did not go off. Laniyo then subdued the suspect and arrested her.
At the hearing, assistant attorney general Chemere K. McField appeared for the government. Assistant public defender Daniel Guidotti served as counsel for the defendant.