Samantha Taylor, met the Paralympian in 2010 when she was 17, and she said he carried a gun with him ‘all the time’ when they were dating. Giving evidence for the prosecution today, Miss Taylor told of one occasion in 2010 when they were pulled over because the car they were travelling in was speeding.
Oscar Pistorius had left his gun on the seat when ordered to get out of the vehicle, but the officer said he wasn’t allowed to leave it there unattended.
The officer then picked up the weapon and bullets fell into the car.
‘Oscar got angry. He shouted at the policeman because he was not allowed to touch his gun.’
Pistorius later joked about wanting to ‘shoot a robot’ – a traffic light – and around 15 minutes later fired a bullet out of the open sunroof.
He and his friend Darren Fresco, who had been driving, were laughing at the time.
Taylor also described another incident in which she and Pistorius were followed by an unidentified car as he drove home.
‘When we arrived at his estate, he jumped out of the car with his gun and held it to someone’s window and then they drove away,’ Taylor said.
The court adjourned briefly after Taylor broke down in tears while describing how Pistorius cheated on her with Reeva Steenkamp.
It was delayed again when she wept while describing problems in her relationship with Pistorius, the first amputee to run in the Olympics.
Defence lawyer Barry Roux said he would produce emails between Ms Taylor and Pistorius to show the cheating allegation was untrue.