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Arizona Mom Allegedly Shocked Son With Taser To Stay Awake In Church
She recalled yelling at him, "Get up! It's Jesus' Day!"
An Arizona mom allegedly shocked her sleepy son with a taser to wake him up for church on Easter Sunday.
Sharron Dobbins, of Phoenix,was arrested Sunday after allegedly touching her teenage son's leg with a taser.
Dobbins, 40, denied shocking her son but said she did threaten him by sparking the taser and yelling, "Get up! It's Jesus' Day!"
"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," she told ABC15 in Phoenix.
"He said some cuss words to me, and he said that his friends don't have to go anywhere. I had the taser in my hand, and I made the noise with the taser, and so, he was like, 'I'm calling police'," she explained to Fox 10. "I did not touch him at all with the taser. I made the sound with the taser."
She said that her kids needed to focus on religion in their lives instead of their own wants.
"Nobody writes a book on the correct way of parenting," she told ABC15. "I tell my sons to honor thy mother and thy father or their days will be shortened and that's my favorite."
The 16-year-old son was not injured. He has two small bumps on his leg where he claims that the taser was used and is currently staying with relatives, according to ABC 15.
Dobbins told Fox 10 that she was surprised by the arrest.
"[The arresting officer] came back and said put everything down, and I said for what," she recalled. "He said for tasing your son. I said I didn't tase my son, I made the noise. He said that it's domestic violence against a minor. So they handcuffed me. I start crying and got in the back of the police car."
Dobbins was arrested on suspicion of one count of child abuse, according to court documents cited by AZ Central. The judge said she is not allowed to have a taser or any other weapon for now.
She has since been released from jail and is due back in court on April 16.
[Photo: Maricopa County Sheriff's Dept]