Police arrest mom for using taser to wake up teenage son on Easter Sunday

A mom from Arizona has been taken into police custody after she used a taser to wake up her teenage son so that they could go to church on Easter Sunday.

(Reuters/Sebastien Nogier)A municipal policeman in Nice poses with the Taser X26 model during a presentation.

Sharron Dobbins, 40, denied that the taser touched her 16-year-old son. She claimed she only made the gadget spark and light up as a threat as she stood in the doorway of his room. She was trying to wake up her children who did not want to go to church.

"I don't think I did anything wrong because you're supposed to put God first," the mother said. "That's all I was trying to do is tell my kids to put God first," she added.

The 16-year-old boy had no serious injuries, but he had two tiny bumps on the leg area where he was tased. Dobbins' 18 and 17-year-old sons were in the same room when the incident happened on the morning of April 1. Police also took the taser as evidence.

Authorities booked Dobbins for child abuse, but court records show that the son did not want to prosecute or testify against his mom even as he reported the incident to the police.

In her initial court appearance, Dobbins revealed that her son had an ankle bracelet on and was in her custody. Two of her sons are on probation with the police.

She also said that her son said cuss words when she tried to wake him up. The teenager wanted to spend time with friends than go to church.

"Nobody writes a book on the correct way of parenting," Dobbins further said to the judge. "I tell my sons to honor thy mother and thy father or their days will be shortened and that's my favorite [commandment]," she added.

The court ordered Dobbins not to have any contact with her son, who's currently staying with relatives. She was released under supervision and must be back in court in two weeks for the preliminary hearing.