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Politician Arrested After Opening Fire On Pokémon Go Players

Clearfield County, PA – The former mayor of Osceola Mills was arrested on Monday night after she opened fire on two Pokémon Go players while on the phone with the Pennsylvania State Police (PSP).

The incident occurred just after 9 p.m. on March 14 in the parking lot of the Community Food Bank on Lingle Street, WTAJ reported.

Former Osceola Mills Mayor Ida Reams called police and said she saw two suspicious-looking people take a picture of her license plate.

Town officials confirmed that Reams was mayor of Osceola Mills until Dec. 31, 2021.

Court records showed Reams told police she was “done” with being harassed by people in the town, WTAJ reported.

PSP said Reams told the 911 call taker to get the police there right now and that she would “f-king kill” the people she had called about.

Police said two gunshots were heard and then the call was disconnected, according to WTAJ.

At about the same time, state police received another 911 call from one of the two people that Reams was calling about.

The man told dispatchers that he and his friend were playing Pokémon Go and a drunk woman started yelling at them, WTAJ reported.

He told police the he and his friend went to leave and Reams cornered them in the parking lot and began circling in her white Ford F-150 pickup truck.

When PSP troopers arrived on the scene, they pulled over Reams, determined she was inebriated, and arrested her, WJAC reported.

The men told troopers that Reams had pulled out a revolver and then fired four or five shots at them.

Police said no one was hurt during the incident, WJAC reported.

Reams was arrested and charged with aggravated assault with a deadly weapon, simple assault, terroristic threats, and driving under the influence.

Court documents indicated that she was being held at the Clearfield County jail in lieu of $50,000 bail, WJAC reported.

Her next hearing is scheduled for March 23.

Written by
Sandy Malone

Managing Editor - Twitter/@SandyMalone_ - Prior to joining The Police Tribune, Sandy wrote the Politics.Net column for the Wall Street Journal and was managing editor of Campaigns & Elections magazine. More recently, she was an internationally-syndicated columnist for Conde Nast (BRIDES), The Huffington Post, and Monsters and Critics. Sandy is married to a retired police captain and former SWAT commander.

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