ALGONQUIN, Ill — A suburban mother was charged after police say she fired a rifle into her television because her children spent too much time watching it.
Algonquin police say they responded to the home of 40-year-old Jennifer Ullery at the request of the Dept of Children and Family Services and a “delayed report” of shots fired.
Upon arrival officer found a shattered television screen and a .22 long rifle, magazine and ammunition.
A police investigation revealed Ullery had shot the TV because of the amount of time her three children spent watching it. Ullery has a 15-year-old, an 11-year-old and a 6-year-old.
Authorities say the children were watching a music video from the band Primus when Ullery entered the room and fired at the TV.
No one was injured.
Ullery was charged with reckless discharge of a firearm, unlawful possession of a firearm without a FOID card and three counts of endangering the health and safety of a child, police say.
She was released after posting bond.