NAPLES, Fla.- A wheelchair-bound woman is facing charges over what she tells WINK News is a terrible misunderstanding.
Mary Ashley, 61 will be arraigned on a felony assault charge later this month.
Neighbors say she threatened them with a gun when they refused to turn down their music at an outdoor party Saturday.
"She comes back out with a gun and she like caulks it and she points it at my mom's boyfriend and then he comes running inside telling me to call the cops," Felix Sanchez, 19 said.
Ashley, however, says her "weapon" was nothing more than a wooden cane.
"I said excuse me. I said I don't want to have to blow out your boom boom box. Well, all I had was a wooden cane," Ashley said.
According to Collier County Sheriff's Office documents, three witnesses claim they saw Ashley holding a gun.
Collier County deputies retrieved an antique rifle while clearing Ashley's home, but Ashley claims she can't even pick up the gun.
Furthermore, she contends, it doesn't have a clip or bullets.
Ashley admits she's had other run-ins with neighbors in the past, but says they were all verbal.
"I'm a figher even though I'm crippled but I aint that stupid. You think I want to be in prison the rest of my life in a wheelchair?" she said.
Mary Ashley is scheduled to be arraigned on one charge of aggravated assault with a deadly weapon on April 23rd.