Woman in Custody After Shots Fired in the Poconos

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EAST STROUDSBURG -- A woman fired a gun at two locations in the Poconos Tuesday, according to police.

Pocono Mountain Regional Police arrested Mary Lou Check, 54, of Mount Pocono after a series of gun shots.

It all started around 11 a.m. Tuesday at Burger King in East Stroudsburg.

Check was later picked up after shots were fired at a motel in Mount Pocono.

Stroud Area Regional Police shut down the Burger King in East Stroudsburg after responding to reports of a woman firing a shot into the drive-thru window.

No one was hurt.

Police report the suspect -- Mary Lou Check of Mount Pocono -- was intoxicated and took off.

Soja Capone from Delaware Water Gap and her son were afraid to go into the shopping plaza when they saw the area blocked off.

"Oh, it's horrible. Anywhere you go you are not safe anymore."

Patricia Greenwald from East Stroudsburg tells us her roommate was at the Burger King earlier in the morning. She's glad he wasn't there when the shots were fired and thinks it's crazy the incident happened in broad daylight.

"I think that it's a little surprising and I think it's getting worse out here," said Greenwald.  "I've been here 16 years and 16 years ago it wasn't like this. There is more crime and I think the crime is getting worse."

People who live in East Stroudsburg tell us the amount of crime that is happening is getting out of hand and it's scary to think you can't even go to a place like Burger King and feel safe.

According to the Pocono Mountain Regional police chief, Check continued her spree in Mount Pocono. She was picked up there by police after more reports of shots fired at Cloud Crest Motel.

Again, no one was hurt.

Barbara Anderson From east Stroudsburg thinks the whole situation is bizarre.

"I think it is insane, totally insane that you can't be safe to go out to Burger King or to the Kmart."

There is no word on charges.


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