Mom Arrested for Allegedly Using a Taser to Wake Up Her Oversleeping Teen


A Phoenix mom was arrested after allegedly using a Taser on her teenage son when he wouldn't get out of bed over the weekend. Sharron Dobbins now faces a felony child abuse charge after police allege that she tried wake her 16-year-old up for church services on Easter Sunday and when he refused to get up, she used a "touch Taser" on him.


Dobbins told ABC 15 that the ordeal started when she was trying to get her son out of bed to get ready for church. "I said, 'Get up! It's Jesus' Day!'" she said. "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."

Sharron Dobbins
Maricopa County Sheriff’s Office

But instead, Dobbins said that her kids were only thinking about their friends and wanted to hang out instead of going to church. Police claim that's why the mom used a Taser when her son wouldn't get out of bed, but she completely denies the charge.

She told ABC 15 that she only flashed the Taser in front of her son as a threat and never touched him with it. "Nobody writes a book on the correct way of parenting," Dobbins said. "I tell my sons to honor thy mother and thy father or their days will be shortened and that's my favorite." 

Court documents state that the teenager didn't complain of any pain but had "two small bumps" on his leg where he claims the Taser was used. Despite it being a serious charge, many parents of teens can relate to the sentiment of just wanting to get them up and are cracking jokes on Facebook.

Dobbins was released from jail while she awaits her court date and her son is currently staying with relatives. 

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