SAN BERNARDINO, Calif. -- A California mother was arrested Wednesday after her 3-year-old girl pointed a stolen gun at a police officer.
Kimberly Torres, 20, was arrested for child endangerment and possession of stolen property.
The weapon was one of two guns, a service belt and other items stolen from an off-duty Los Angeles County sheriff's deputy's car on May 7 in San Bernardino.
A suspect, identified as Ramon Quintero, was arrested later that day with one of the guns. Quintero was driving in a friend's car, which led investigators to Torres' home.
While San Bernardino police officers were talking to Torres, the toddler walked up to the detective, pointing the gun.
"You just don't think of a 3-year-old holding a loaded firearm at you," San Bernardino Police Department Lt. Rich Lawhead said. "It could have ended up actually shooting one of the officers that were there."
3-year-old girl points stolen gun at California police officer