A Lake of Bays woman recently admitted she fired a rifle to ward off unwanted visitors to a Lake of Bays residence.
Appearing virtually in a Bracebridge courtroom Alexandria Lamondie, 31, pleaded guilty to careless use of a firearm.
Court heard that the incident began on October 16, 2021, when police received a call from a woman who said that someone discharged a firearm at her vehicle as she was driving along Britannia Road in Lake of Bays Township. The caller said earlier that day her vehicle had been run off the road by an ATV. That vehicle subsequently proceeded to the driveway of a residence in Lake of Bays, when Lamondie fired a .30-06 rifle to warn them not to come onto the property, court heard.
The Crown attorney heard the male occupant of the house had attracted a certain amount of “negative attention” in the community and several individuals had arrived at the residence in response. However, the Crown also said that everyone involved with the situation seemed to have a different version of what actually happened on that day.
There was some discussion between the lawyers as to whether the gun was fired as a warning or as an act of intimidation but both agreed she was not aiming at the complainants.
Justice Edward Carlton cautioned that actions like Lamondie’s ran the risk of escalating the situation into something potentially dangerous.
Lamondie was given a suspended sentence and placed on one-year probation.
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