There will always be arguing between parents and teens who spend too much time in bed, but not all of them end with a trip to the police station. A Phoenix mother was recently charged with one count of child abuse after she admitted using a Taser on her teen son who refused to wake up and attend church on Easter.
Phoenix Woman Claims that Taser Never Touched Her Son’s Leg
On early Sunday morning, the Maricopa County sheriff’s deputies were summoned to 40-year-old Sharron Dobbins’ home by a 17-year-old male who claimed his mother attacked him with a Taser.
When the deputies arrived at the Phoenix woman’s house, Dobbins told them her version of the Taser story. Allegedly, the woman and her teenage son, one 17 years of age, agreed a night before that they will all attend the church’s services on Easter.
Dobbins claims that his teenage son was up partying all night with some of his friends who she invited to stay over. Upon entering her son’s room, the Phoenix woman told her son to get up, get dressed, and ask his friends to leave as they were late for church.
The teen told his mother that his friends are not to leave and that he will not accompany her to church. Irked by her son talking back to her, the woman went to another area of the house from where she retrieved a Taser.
This is the point where the story diverges. According to the mother’s testimony, she entered her son’s room with Taser in hands, but she claims never touching his leg, only making ‘the sound.’ Whereas the 17-year-old man states that the woman Tasered him at least two times before calling the authorities.
The medical examination seems to favor the man’s account, as two small lumps were discovered on his leg.
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