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Woman pulls a gun after arguing with man over who was next at karaoke, Texas cops say

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Some people think karaoke is fun, while others find it miserable. One man learned it also can be dangerous.

Doris Vallejo-Godoy, 41, and her girlfriend were at a bar in Austin when they got into an argument with Melvin Gonzalez-Olivia over who was next at the karaoke machine, the Columbus Dispatch Reported.

Vallejo-Godoy told police Gonzalez-Olivia was “calling her bad names,” so she “pulled out her pistol to calm him,” an arrest affidavit said. She told police she never pointed it at the man.

Gonzalez-Olivia tells a different story.

He told police the woman hit him in the face then flashed her gun before taking it from her hip holster and pointing it “directly at him.” When a waitress tried to restrain the woman from behind, Vallejo-Godoy pointed the gun at the waitress’s stomach and said, “I will (expletive) kill you,” the affidavit said.

After the waitress backed away, Vallejo-Godoy’s girlfriend calmed her down and the two paid for their food and left, the affidavit said.

When police arrived, they say Vallejo-Godoy and her girlfriend were yelling at each other outside the restaurant. Vallejo-Godoy had the gun in her hand, the affidavit said. Police told her to drop the gun, but Vallejo-Godoy tucked it “in her waistband at the small of her back.” When police told her to drop the gun again, Vallejo-Godoy’s girlfriend approached her and removed it from her waistband, tossing it across the parking lot to police.

Vallejo-Godoy was charged with aggravated assault with a deadly weapon and unlawful carrying of a concealed weapon, “combined bail set at $60,000,” the Austin Statesman reported.

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