Maple Grove couple: We were terrorized at gunpoint

Late night errand turns terrifying

MAPLE GROVE, Minn. -- Majida and Adly drove just a few miles from their home in Maple Grove to the 9200 block of Woodhall Bay last Friday night to pick up their teenage son at a family friend's home.

They were waiting in their car outside of the house, they said, when it happened.

"She said you are suspicious in this neighborhood. She told me open the window, open the window. We couldn't do anything. I was frozen," Majida Abumayaleh explained of the incident.

She claims, and authorities are backing her up, that 48-year-old Nancy Kay Knoble began threatening her and her husband, Adly, while they were in their car waiting for their son at around 11:00 p.m.

Majida and Adly were not armed, they were not even outside of their car but Knoble, charging documents say, was pounding on their windows demanding them to get out of the car.

But the yelling wasn't the scariest thing Knoble was doing according to the charges against her.

"She pulled the rifle and said open the window or I'll shoot you guys," Adly explained.

Adly said he didn't want it to get worse so he did whatever she told him.

"She said get out of car, you need to prove your son is here and I said ok. I got out and she put the gun at my back and said walk to the house," Adly explained.

At the house Majida and Adly's son did come out and they said once Knoble saw that they really were the boy's parents she backed off.

But the damage to this couple was done.

"I thought, I am going to die this night," Majida said in tears.

Police arrested Knoble at her home, just a few doors down from where the incident occurred.

The gun, which was a pellet gun, was recovered at her home as well.

Knoble is in jail facing felony charges of terroristic threats.


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