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Hernando woman fired pistol in restroom of Brooksville bar, deputies say

Times staff

BROOKSVILLE — A woman who told deputies that someone had threatened her was accused Friday of firing a pistol inside the ladies room of a Brooksville bar.

No one was injured as the bullet ricocheted off the concrete floor and became stuck in the wall, according to a report.

Donna Clymer-Osland, 50, of Weeki Wachee, was in the Sand Trap Bar on Friday night when the incident occurred. She first denied firing a shot and told deputies the noise was a firecracker exploding. She later said that someone had threatened to break her nose so she went into the ladies room to retrieve her 25-caliber Beretta pistol from her shoe when it went off, according to an arrest report.

Deputies found her, and the loaded pistol, in her car outside the bar. She was intoxicated and incoherent and unable to stand up without help from two deputies, the report said. She told deputies that she had been drinking beer and that she had also taken some medications.

Clymer-Osland was arrested on charges of shooting in an occupied building, carrying a concealed weapon and DUI. Records show she had been arrested on a DUI charge on Dec. 26 by Brooksville police.

Hernando woman fired pistol in restroom of Brooksville bar, deputies say 01/10/11 [Last modified: Monday, January 10, 2011 12:34pm]
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