Mother arrested for allegedly using stun gun to wake son for Easter church service
iStock/Thinkstock(PHOENIX) — A mother in Arizona is in trouble after allegedly getting too overzealous in waking her son for Easter church service.
According to Phoenix ABC affiliate KNXV-TV, the mother was arrested after she used a stun gun to wake her son for Sunday service.
Phoenix police say 40-year-old Sharron Dobbins “contact tazed her teenage son on the leg” in order to wake him.
“I said, ‘Get up! It’s Jesus’ Day!'” Dobbins told KNXV-TV.
Dobbins admits she was holding a Taser, but says she only flashed its lights and made it spark in order to warn her 16-year-old son.
“I made the noise with the Taser, but I did not tase my son.”
Phoenix police say they found two marks on the teen’s leg and took Dobbins into custody. Dobbins spent 12 hours in jail on Easter, KNXV-TV reported.
“He was like, ‘Mom, I’m calling the police.’ I said, ‘You can call the police, UPS, DPS, whoever you want to call,'” Dobbins told KNXV-TV. “Police were on the phone and I told the dispatcher, I told her, ‘You need to be with Jesus right now.'”
Police records show Dobbins was charged with one count of child abuse with intent to cause harm.
“I don’t think I did anything wrong because you’re supposed to put God first and that’s all I was trying to do is tell my kids to put God first,” said Dobbins.
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