FINANCIAL DISTRICT — A tourist from Texas brought her two loaded firearms along when she visited the 9/11 Memorial last weekend, authorities said.
Elizabeth Enderli, 31, was arrested on Aug. 1, after she brought her .9mm and .380 caliber guns to the memorial, and told security she was carrying the semi-automatic weapons in her backpack, according to the criminal complaint.
After spending a night in jail, Enderli was charged with two counts of second-degree criminal possession of a weapon on Aug. 2, and released without bail, according to officials and her complaint.
Friends and family told the New York Post that Enderli, a Marine Corps veteran, had no idea her Texan concealed-carry permit didn't apply in New York.
According to a friend of Enderli, the two had traveled to New York City from the Houston area as a birthday trip, the Post reported.
"Our husbands don't give us a hug and a kiss — they pat us down to make sure we're armed," Aimey Richardson told the Post. "We're not allowed to go out without them."
Enderli is not the first tourist to pack weapons at the memorial. Several other visitors have carried guns to the site allegedly by mistake over the years.
Enderli was ordered to return to court Aug. 28.
A call to her Legal Aid lawyer was not immediately returned.