A Phoenix mother has been arrested after she used a stun gun to wake up her son for church on Easter Sunday. Authorities detained 40-year-old Sharron Dobbins on suspicion of child abuse Sunday morning after her 17-year-old son reported the incident.
While the boy described two bumps on his skin where he had been shocked in the leg, the mother insisted that she just used the noise of the stun gun to rouse her son from his sleep. “I made the noise with the Taser…but I did not tase my son,” she said, according to Newshub. She also argued that she was just putting “God first” by getting her kids along to Church when all they wanted to do was hang out with their friends.
“I said, ‘Get up! It’s Jesus’ Day!'” said Dobbins, according to WTVA.
“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,” she added. “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.”
Dobbins was taken to jail and later released. She has been ordered to appear in court later this month.