RICHMOND, Ky. (FOX 56) — A Richmond woman is facing charges after allegedly shooting at pumpkins.

According to police, it happened around 6:30 p.m. Saturday when officers responded to a report of multiple gunshots in the area of Madison Avenue near Hill Street. Police said they searched the area, found two women in the backyard of a home in the 300 block of Hill Street, and detained them.

Officers reportedly saw two pistols near a back door, one lying next to a “half-drunk White Claw,” per the arrest citation. They also found 12 shell casings in the backyard, two pumpkins with “disturbed dirt” near them, and a pistol holster on the front porch next to a bottle of Jagermeister.

One of the women, identified by police as 37-year-old Amanda Nease, was taken to the Richmond Police Department, where officers said they could smell alcohol, and she told detectives she was the one who was shooting.


Nease allegedly admitted to police that she and the other woman were recording her shooting “due to the latest Tik-Tok trend,” according to the arrest citation. She also allowed detectives to search her phone, where she texted a neighbor, “We’re shooting pumpkins.”

She was arrested, taken to the Madison County Detention Center, and charged with:

  • Alcohol intoxication in a public place
  • First-degree wanton endangerment
  • Two counts of first-degree wanton endangerment of a police officer

Nease’s arraignment is scheduled for 9 a.m. on Nov. 14.