PHOENIX, AZ — A mom who was frustrated trying to get her teenage son up for Easter morning church services ultimately solved the problem with an effective — but dangerous and illegal — method: She tased him out of bed.
Phoenix Police report that after failing to convince the unidentified 17-year-old to get ready, Sharron Dobbins, 40, powered up a Taser stun gun and “contact tased her teenage son on the leg.”
After being arrested and released, Dobbins told the press:
“I said, ‘Get up! It’s Jesus’s 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.”
Dobbins also maintains she didn’t actually press the stun gun against her son, but instead just threatened him by waving it in his doorway and making it spark.
The teen did not sustain any serious injuries, but he has two small bumps on his leg from where police say Dobbins tased him. In addition to denying the charge, Dobbins further told reporters:
“Nobody writes a book on the correct way of parenting. I tell my sons to honor thy mother and thy father or their days will be shortened, and that’s my favorite.”
Sharron Dobbins is due back in court on April 16 to face charges of child abuse. Her son is presently staying with other relatives.
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Main photo: Sharron Dobbins [Maricopa County Sheriff’s Office]