A Mesa couple was arrested yesterday for allegedly pointing a loaded gun at a school bus full of students with special needs.
The bus was taking the students home from Palm Lane Elementary School about 2:45 p.m. yesterday when it approached three people -- two women and a man.
Inexplicably, one of the women, 19-year-old Amanda Mojica-Holmes, pulled a holstered gun from her purse and handed it to the man, 21-year-old David Rubio.
Traveling westbound in the area of 7300 West Minnezona Road, the bus
approached the group. That's when Rubio -- from about 5 to 15 feet away
-- pulled the gun and aimed it at the bus.
No shots were fired, and nobody was injured. And police have no clue what prompted Rubio and Mojica-Holmes to pull a gun on a school bus.
The bus driver saw what was going down and got out of the area in a hurry. He called the school, which called the police.
Officers caught up with the group a short time later and found a loaded 9mm handgun in Mojica-Holmes' purse. The second woman was not found by police and is not wanted.
Mojica-Holmes was booked on one count of hindering prosecution. Things are a little more serious for Rubio -- he was booked on 12 counts of aggravated assault, and one count of misconduct involving a weapon.