According to Lower Providence Police, an officer was dispatched to the Star Academy beauty school, at 2501 Monroe Blvd. in Audubon, on July 28 at 2:08 p.m. for a report of a suspect with a gun.
According to the police report, Angel Cook, 29, of the 300 block of East Marshall Street, displayed a pink handgun to a victim in the Star Academy parking lot and was last seen leaving the lot in a brown Acura.
Upon arrival, the responding officer found the victim, another Star Academy student, in the lobby of the business, visibly upset. The victim told police that she and Cook, another student, had been having difficult interactions during and in-between classes and Cook had followed the victim outside the school on the day of the incident.
According to the report, the victim walked to her vehicle, which was parked directly next to Cook’s vehicle, and upon entering her vehicle, the victim looked to her right and saw that Cook was in the driver’s side of her vehicle, allegedly holding a pink handgun in her left hand, while looking at her and allegedly saying threatening words.
According to the report, the gun was pointed at the ceiling of Cook’s vehicle during the exchange.
The victim then told police that she exited her vehicle and walked back to the main entrance of the school. Cook reportedly followed and confronted the victim, who claimed that Cook threatened her physically, but did not display the previously observed handgun. Cook then reportedly left the parking lot.
Star Academy officials provided police with surveillance footage and further cooperation.
A criminal complaint was completed, charging Cook with carrying a loaded weapon, simple assault, harassment, recklessly endangering another person, terroristic threats and disorderly conduct, which was sent to the on-call magisterial district justice with a request for a warrant for Cook’s arrest.
At the time of the report, Cook was not listed as having a permit to carry a firearm.
A warrant was issued by District Justice Christopher Cerski at 11:29 a.m. on July 29. At 2:15 p.m. that same day, officers from the took Cook into custody at her home. She was reportedly both compliant and cooperative.
A preliminary hearing was schedule before Magisterial District Judge Cathleen Kelly Rebar. Bail was set at $10,000.