The girlfriend of Pittsburgh Steelers’ wide receiver Cedrick Wilson was arrested Sunday after a nearly 12-hour standoff with police resulted in 70 neighbors being evacuated from Wilson’s home.
Lindsey Paulat, 26, of Tarentum, was charged with aggravated assault and recklessly endangering another person, KDKA-TV reported.
Robert Amman of the Northern Regional Police Department told the television station that the standoff began a few hours after an argument Saturday morning between Wilson and Paulat. Wilson left his Pine Township home about noon and Paulat’s mother came to talk to her.
While her mother was there, Paulat fired two shots from Wilson’s handgun into a wall, police said. No one was injured.
Paulat’s mother left and police were called around 1 p.m.; neighbors were later evacuated as a precaution. The standoff ended when Paulat threw the gun from the front door, police said.
She was taken into custody about 12:45 a.m. Sunday.
Wilson needs to look at the bright side. Sure, on one hand, he has two bullet holes in his wall and he and his girlfriend won’t be asked over to the neighbor’s house for the next block party. On the other hand, however, his home is still standing, which is more than Andre Rison could say in 1994 after he got into an argument with then girlfriend, Lisa “Left Eye” Lopes, and she burned his $861,000 mansion to the ground.
There’s a silver lining in every storm cloud, folks.