Woman who pulled gun on black family in Orion Township is charged and speaks out
The woman who became famous after a viral video showing her pull a gun on black woman and her daughter on July 1 says she feared for her life during the incident.
Jillian Wuestenberg in a 13-minute interview to WXYZ-TV on Thursday got emotional speaking on the incident with the black family. Wuestenberg said that she thought she was “about to die” on that day.
"This is not something we wanted at all," said Wuestenberg to TV reporter Jim Kiertzner.
"I didn't understand how it escalated to where it escalated and I was afraid."
New video/alternate angle:— MK-Ultra News (@mkultranews) July 2, 2020
A manic #Karen named Jillian Wuestenberg held an unarmed Black mom & her daughters at gunpoint in a Chipotle parking lot outside Detroit on Weds following a heated argument. She has since been arrested & charged with felonious assault. pic.twitter.com/02uSLjuWcM
32-year-old Wuestenberg and her 34-year-old husband Eric were charged with one count of felonious assault, a four-year felony.
"We wanted to leave multiple times, I didn't want to fight, I didn't want an argument. I just wanted to go home to my children."
Yep...they tried to pull the ole “l feared for my life” card.— Miss Aja (@brat2381) July 3, 2020
Couple who pulled guns on Black mother and daughters charged with felony assault https://t.co/gYtNsmwdEA
"I have never seen myself as ignorant or racist. I ... have a genuine love for every single person I meet," said Wuestenberg. "There is so much hate in this world at this point in time and I don't want a single person to feel what we're feeling right now."
The video of the encounter was shared on social media more than 12 million times but Wuestenberg says that the video is not full and it’s missing about 40 seconds of the incident.
"There are a lot of facts that are missing, a lot of things that have only been seen from one side and not through our eyes," she said.