Mom Allegedly Used A Stun Gun To Wake Son Up For Attending Easter Service: "Get up! It's Jesus' Day!"

Mom Allegedly Used A Stun Gun To Wake Son Up For Attending Easter Service: "Get up! It's Jesus' Day!"

Sharron Dobbins claims she only flashed the Taser's lights and made it spark in order to warn her son but did not actually touch her son.

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Some religious people take their worship very seriously. When others do not show the same enthusiasm, they resort to physical violence in the name of god. One mother from Phoenix, Arizona took it a notch too far when she got impatient with her son for not waking up to go to Easter Sunday church service. To teach her son a lesson she decided to shock him out of his sleep. Quite literally when she used a stun gun on him. She was, of course, arrested for this dangerous form of punishment but does not think she did anything wrong. 



Speaking to Phoenix ABC affiliate KNXV 40-year-old Sharron Dobbins said she tried waking her son up by calling out, "Get up! It's Jesus' Day!" But her 16-year-old son who was not identified did not respond. Dobbins admitted that she was, in fact, holding a taser but claims to have not actually used it on her son. She said she only flashed its lights and made it spark in order to warn her son. "I made the noise with the Taser, but I did not tase my son," Dobbins stated. Phoenix police thought otherwise. They even found marks on the teen's leg but also noted that he was not in any pain when he made the call.



Fox 10 reported that Dobbins was trying to get her kids ready for church and asked them to send their friends home. She was frustrated with her sons, one of whom talked back to her. "He said some cuss words to me, and he said that his friends don't have to go anywhere," Dobbins recalled and said this was when she went to her room and grabbed a taser. When the police arrived, she was unfazed but soon her heart dropped when they handcuffed her for domestic violence against a minor.

Dobbins was in custody after her son contacted the police. "He was like, 'Mom, I'm calling the police.' I said, 'You can call the police, UPS, DPS, whoever you want to call,'" Dobbins said. "Police were on the phone and I told the dispatcher, I told her, 'You need to be with Jesus right now.'" But Dobbins spent 12 hours in jail on Easter. As per the police records, 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," Dobbins said in defense.


After the incident, the boy went to live with relatives. "Nobody writes a book on the correct way of parenting," Dobbins stated. "I tell my sons to honor thy mother and thy father." Speaking to CBS 58 she said, “They said he can't be here. He has nowhere to go. I'm his mom." The family was regular to church so when her son didn't get out of bed, she decided to grab the stun gun. “He saw me crying and going in the police car, and I told them 'Hey, everybody has problems, and families have problems.' And they took me to jail, and I said, 'It's Easter. I just wanted him to go to church,'” Dobbins said.



Dobbins's 18-year-old nephew was also present in the room at the time. But he said he wasn't sure if he would testify against her. “I walked from the jail, all the way back home. And I hugged my kids and told them I love them,” Dobbins said. She vowed that in the future she plans to use communication as a way to get through to her kids instead of using threats to avoid another situation like this. Her son later decided he didn’t want his mom prosecuted., reported The Washington Post “He feels bad,” she stated. “He keeps hugging me, like, ‘Mom, this is crazy.’” The court has ordered that she may not possess any weapons including the Taser.




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