A woman was arrested Saturday in west Mesa because, according to police, she pointed a BB gun at her neighbors and then pulled down her pants to prove she was a woman.
Kendra Andrea Moore, 44, was arrested on suspicion of assault with a deadly instrument and indecent exposure.
The argument began just after 8 a.m. near Mesa Drive and Southern Avenue when Moore’s neighbor accused her of throwing an egg on his driveway, according to a police report. She confronted her neighbors, including a 13-year-old boy, who were in front of their own house.
The argument escalated when the neighbor insisted that Moore, who previously had a sex change, was a man, according to the report. When Moore proved otherwise, the neighbor, Hugo Berrones, grabbed a crowbar, causing Moore to rush to her house to grab a BB gun, the report stated.
“I lost my temper and did that, but I'm wishing I hadn't,” Moore said late Monday about exposing herself. She said the situation began with Berrones using anti-transgender slurs at her.
Moore plans to plead not guilty to the charges, she said, adding she didn’t realize a 13-year-old was there at the time.
The neighbors have a history of fights, the police report stated.
Berrones was given a ticket for misdemeanor disorderly conduct for picking up the crowbar, said police spokeswoman detective Diana Tapia. He could not be reached for comment.