Mom and kids accidentally pulled over at gunpoint

FORNEY, Texas -- A Texas mother says she was mistakenly pulled over and handcuffed by police at gunpoint while her four children were in the car.

Forney Police say they were responding to a report about a driver waving a gun out of a window and thought the woman's car was the one they were looking for.

The dashcam video shows the moment that shook Kametra Barbour. The officer screams, "Driver, let me see your hands! Everybody stick your hands out the window!"

The video shows Barbour's hands above her head and shackled in cuffs. Moments later, her 6-year-old son Ryan comes out too.

"It makes me angry all over again," Barbour said when watching the video.

It started with a 911 call and a very clear description of a vehicle speeding down the highway, the driver waving a gun out the window. "It's going to be a beige or tan colored Toyota occupied by four black males," the 911 called said.

Barbour drives a burgundy red Nissan Maxima. It's not a match. But after the suspect sped down the road, the 911 called was far back and thought the suspect was exiting the highway. That was the very exit where police spotted Barbour's car.

You can hear the fear and confusion in her voice when the officer cuffs her and places her in the back of the patrol car. "What is wrong? My kids! They're 6 and 8 and ten, 9. What are we doing? What is going on? Oh my god, you will terrify my children."

In less than a minute, the officers knew they had the wrong car. Within moments, the officers are trying to calm the children's nerves. "I'm scared. Are we going to jail?" one of them asked.

When asked by WFAA reporter David Schechter if the family was treated fairly, given that 911 call, Detective Michael Clay with the Forney County police said, "For the nature of the call that a weapon was involved, yes."

Barbour understands officers were making quick decisions, but says she's still troubled. "I need you to make sure you have all of the facts, because you can't just say, 'OK, I'm sorry and then I'm over it'. I can't. Every time I listen or hear or think about it, it bothers you. I can't just say I'm fine. It's not a big deal. It is."


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