Former Bronx prosecutor Bernadette Greenwald, 37, has been criminally charged after she pulled a gun on a teen and fired a shot in anger over teenagers ringing her door bell in the “ding-dong ditch” game. Police say that Greenwald fired her pink 9mm handgun to show the teen she had (in her words) “balls.” Greenwald practices under her maiden name, Bernadette Nicchia.
Greenwald said that she held the teen at gunpoint after he rang her bell three times. However, the teen’s family say that Nolan LeBlanc, 17, was walking home after watching the Giants game.
Greenwald is quoted as saying “It was just kid [expletive] . . . . He thought it was a Barbie gun. I wanted to show him that it was loaded.”
She certainly did that and she is now charged with second-degree menacing, reckless endangerment and unlawful use of a weapon. She added “He was scared s–tless. That kid laughed because it’s a pink gun. He didn’t laugh after I fired it.”
Police also allege that Greenwald changed her story to police after further questioning.
Source: NY Post