Kansas Woman Posed as Employee, Employed By Military Contractor at Guns Store

A woman who made several trips onto a Taser weapons store set in rural Kansas was an employee and had no relationship with the video-game military contract, her attorney said in a motion to…

Kansas Woman Posed as Employee, Employed By Military Contractor at Guns Store

A woman who made several trips onto a Taser weapons store set in rural Kansas was an employee and had no relationship with the video-game military contract, her attorney said in a motion to dismiss a lawsuit against her and two other plaintiffs.

Noah Pritzker, who operates Gunter’s Outdoor World store in the farming town of Trimble, and two other women filed a lawsuit against Gunter’s Rusty armorer in July, alleging she was negligent in accessing gun-training ammunition that contained live rounds.

The lawsuit claimed the store “puts unnecessary risk” to patrons while hiring the armorer to work as a full-time employee, with no background check.

She admitted entering the store three times without authorization in the period leading up to the lawsuit’s filing, the lawsuit said.

Gunter’s Arms Company sought to have the case dismissed in an Aug. 3 motion, with an attorney stating that his client “willfully destroyed’ evidence and “denies that she ever tampered with evidence.”

Brett Hanson, one of the attorneys representing Gunter’s, also told the Topeka Capital-Journal that the armorer was an employee and her clients’ attorney didn’t suggest otherwise.

“The lawsuit is completely fabricated,” Hanson said in an email Tuesday. “There is no proof of that at all.”

But she was fired, the lawsuit said.

“I don’t know if she did what she was arrested for or not, but she had nothing to do with it,” said company president Jacob Gunter. “I don’t know if she had her purse stolen or anything like that.”

He said during the hours preceding the theft, a pregnant woman came into the store in an agitated state. She was escorted away by an employee and left in a panic and then returned later in the day in an even more agitated state. It was a break in her contract with the military.

The filing notes that the store owner believed it was the baby’s child and she was looking forward to seeing the child.

“She was upset by the situation. Nobody really knows how this could happen or why,” Gunter said.

An investigation by the FBI concluded that, contrary to some press reports, the woman was hired by the company to work as a live-fire facility technician.

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