Mom Arrested For Using Stun Gun On A-Hole Teen To Get Him To Church

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A Phoenix mother's attempt to usher her family to an Easter church service was thwarted by a child abuse arrest.

Phoenix, AZ – A no-nonsense Phoenix mother allegedly used a stun gun to encourage her defiant teen to attend church with her on Easter Sunday, police said.

"I said, 'Get up! It's Jesus' Day!'" Sharron Dobbins told KNXV.

According to Maricopa County court records, Dobbins, 40, was arrested for felony child abuse, WJW reported.

Dobbins said that she became frustrated after her 17-year-old son blew off her directive to send his friends home, and to get ready to go to church.

"He said some cuss words to me, and he said that his friends don't have to go anywhere," Dobbins told WJW.

In response, Dobbins went to her room, picked up her stun gun, and went back to her defiant son’s bedroom.

She said she was standing approximately five feet away from the teen, when she sparked the device as a warning.

"I made the noise with the Taser, but I did not tase my son,” she told KNXV.

After she issued her warning, the teen told her he was calling the police, she said.

“I said, 'You can call the police, UPS, DPS, whoever you want to call,'" Dobbins told KNXV. "Police were on the phone and I told the dispatcher, I told her, 'You need to be with Jesus right now.'"

Dobbins was unconcerned when police arrived, but soon realized she wasn’t going to make it to church.

"[The officer] came back and said, ‘Put everything down,’ and I said, ‘For what?’” Dobbins told KSAZ. "He said, ‘For tasing your son.’ I said, ‘I didn't tase my son, I made the noise.’ He said that its domestic violence against a minor. So they handcuffed me. I start crying and got in the back of the police car."

According to police, Dobbins’ other son, 17, and her nephew, 18, said that Dobbins actually used the weapon on the teen.

The 16-year-old did not want to pursue charges, and said he was not in pain, but did have two small bumps on his leg where he said his mother shocked him with the device.

She was released on her own recognizance following her initial court appearance, but was prohibited from having contact with her sons – both of whom were on probation, she said.

“He has an ankle bracelet on,” Dobbins said of her 16-year-old, according to WJW. “He’s under my custody and everything.”

She said she would make other living arrangements for her children pending her next court appearance on Apr. 16.

"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 told KNXV.

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Hi_estComnDenomn
Hi_estComnDenomn

Threatened for thinking independently. Stick to your guns, kid. The more people realize their faith is made up of fairy tales, the quicker we can get to advancing as a society.

Aaron57
Aaron57

Sounds like a wonderful family. Both sons are on probation, the mother used or threatened use (investigation will show which) of a stun gun, and there's no mention of any father...

b1rd
b1rd

Dumb woman and dumber kids. Bet this brings back some good memories @Hi_estComnDenomn.

Honesty4you
Honesty4you

Sad on Easter! Kids need to obey their Parents!!! She should have Taken a belt and whooped his rear end ..Sounds like they have needed that for quite some time! U don't Taze ur kids! but u had darn sure better Discipline them or they will end up with Ankle Bracelets Spare the rod spoil the child..big Difference in Discipline and abuse!!! We got our butts Whooped and we had the best Parents any children could have hoped for..made us respect them and everyone else too!!!

Hi_estComnDenomn
Hi_estComnDenomn

@Honesty4you
Yep, i also got spanked and grew up in the church. I turned 13 and told my parents don't make me go to church anymore or i promise I'll disrupt Sunday School. And disrupt I did.

"if God is good, why does he let children die? I'm a good person and if i could stop my dog from dying, i would."
Room full of sad child faces, thinking about their dead pets.

"my uncle lost his leg because of diabetes. If God can heal the sick, why can't he grow limbs for good people?"

"I've been to the zoo many times, and there's no way Noah could have fit all the animals in one zoo on his boat, let alone 2 of every animal in the world."

Eventually the teacher had enough of me and told my parents i was too old for Sunday school. To me, that was code for "he's going to make the younger kids stop believing these fairy tales as well with all his questions."

Thinblueline
Thinblueline

This is the best post you have ever made! Religion is just a way to control the sheep. We need some free thinkers not mindless followers in faith. I have been a LEO for 20 years and I can tell you that there is no god.

Hi_estComnDenomn
Hi_estComnDenomn

@Thinblueline
Well thanks. And i agree, religion was great when the world was full of nomads who were afraid of the sun going down at night. It really doesn't do much nowadays but comfort. Comfort is a good thing, but many people are realizing you don't need to believe in fairy tales to comfort yourself in bad times.

AMumThatParents
AMumThatParents

I believe in PARENTS parenting, I don't believe you have to use violence against them however. I've 18 year old twins and a 17 year old and all of them respect me so they follow the family rules. I'm not that. "I'm the Mum that's why!" kind of Mum, those are the ones who guide and teach their children nothing. If you don't provide your children with the tools to live happy, healthy, productive, and moral lives then how are they to accomplish it? I always explained why they lost or gained a privilege and other options where there were some available.

As for Religion and God? I absolutely believe in a higher power, I believe in the Great Creator. I do not believe in organized religion, it's corrupt and moved from teaching morals and ethics, from guiding and caring to power tripping, judgment, and a conceit that can't be beat. I believe in respecting others beliefs but demand the right to not be lectured to about it or have someone decide whether I am worthy of common decency using the scales of their justice. I know many a "sinner" who happened their hearts, pantries, and in some cases homes to those in need while the religious and pious have kicked them from the Church for not wearing nice enough clothing. For divorcing an abusive spouse. For damnung those whose sexuality questions the "norms ". How Christian is that? How loving is it? How does this kind of deplorable behavior make you more worthy of a beautiful afterlife or relationship with your "God" than me with my Higher Power?

The taser woman should spend more time dissecting her own mind and heart than demanding perfection and false respect for a religion that clearly teaches that Parents should use violence against their own family members and that to then lie about it is okay. Even without the twin marks proving her to be a liar, a woman with such a high standard should have known better. Hypocrisy runs rampant.

ReserveDepty3431
ReserveDepty3431

It’s not being threatened for thinking differently. It’s being defiant to his mother. How much sense does your statement make? You advocate “thinking differently” as long as it’s your way of thinking. There’s a lot of hypocrisy there, dumb ass. It’s liberal retards like you who make this world so damned difficult to live in with your “think like we think or you’re racist, sexist, bigoted, or stupid” mentality. Guess that throws your whole “advancing society” BS out the window. The only way to advance society is to accept and recognize differences rather than tell someone they are wrong because they don’t think like you. You have every right to believe what you want but so do those that believe differently than you. God, you and your kind are insufferable idiots.

rcanterbu5
rcanterbu5

I’ve been a LEO 28 years and can tell you there is a God

rcanterbu5
rcanterbu5

God is not looking for mindless sheep, that is why you have free will, bad things happen because man has brought sin into the world. Saying there is no God is the easy way to live, all can be forgiven except blasphemy

gfc1963
gfc1963

If you've been an LEO for 28 years and all the stuff you have probably seen, and you STILL believe in a god??!! I love hearing religous idiots spout rubbish. PS - there isn't a god, never has been ,never will be.

Hi_estComnDenomn
Hi_estComnDenomn

@ReserveDepty3431
Relax, i said think independently. Worship whoever you want and stop being sensitive.

Miss Kitty
Miss Kitty

Tazing her kid was going too far, but I can understand her frustration. Kids don't seem to have any respect or empathy for anyone anymore. She should have cut these brats loose back when they got arrested. I'm SOOO glad I don't have kids!

Faith2018
Faith2018

Her use of force was wrong but heart was in the right place. Praying for the family.

Hi_estComnDenomn
Hi_estComnDenomn

@Faith2018
It's not sad. You believe what you want, but i hope you also let others believe in their god or gods of choice as well.

The only difference between you and me is you disbelieve 1000 gods, and i disbelieve 1001.

WalterL48
WalterL48

I agree with the mom. These grown ass kids are trouble makers and don't respect anything. They're the kind that wind up getting shot. The mom had the stun gun as an "equalizer". If they're going to live with her they'll have to do what she says. Or throw them out. Either one is fine with me.

BronxChick1001
BronxChick1001

If she tased him then fine.. but if she really didnt then nothing wrong with scaring your kid. Clearly he is troubled if hes 16 with an ankle monitor.

Hi_estComnDenomn
Hi_estComnDenomn

@dsteel
Not unless Zeus, Allah, Mormon Pedophile Jesus or the concept of Nirvana arrive first.


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