Mother arrested for allegedly using stun gun to wake son for Easter church service

Sharron Dobbins, of Phoenix, was charged with child abuse after police say she used a stun gun to wake her son up for Easter church service. PlayKNXV
WATCH Mother allegedly used stun gun to wake son for Easter service

A mother in Arizona is in trouble after allegedly getting too overzealous in waking her son for Easter church service.

According to Phoenix ABC affiliate KNXV, the mother was arrested after she used a stun gun to wake her son for Sunday service.

Phoenix police say 40-year-old Sharron Dobbins "contact tazed her teenage son on the leg" in order to wake him.

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

Sharron Dobbins, 40, was charged with child abuse after police in Phoenix say she used a stun gun to wake up her son.KNXV
Sharron Dobbins, 40, was charged with child abuse after police in Phoenix say she used a stun gun to wake up her son.

Dobbins admits she was holding a Taser, but says she only flashed its lights and made it spark in order to warn her 16-year-old son.

"I made the noise with the Taser, but I did not tase my son."

Phoenix police say they found two marks on the teen's leg and took Dobbins into custody. Dobbins spent 12 hours in jail on Easter, KNXV reported.

Sharron Dobbins, of Phoenix, was charged with child abuse after police say she used a stun gun to wake her son up for Easter church service. KNXV
Sharron Dobbins, of Phoenix, was charged with child abuse after police say she used a stun gun to wake her son up for Easter church service.

"He was like, 'Mom, I'm calling the police.' 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.'"

Police records show 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," said Dobbins.

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