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Mom Who Allegedly Used Taser On Her Son To Get Him Out Of Bed On Easter Sunday Is Arrested + Explains Why She Did It — Video

An Arizona mother has been arrested for attempting to rouse her teenage son from bed after he refused  to get up to attend church on Easter Sunday. 

Sharron Dobbins, 40, was charged with child abuse after allegedly using the tazer on her 16-year-old son's leg at their Phoenix apartment.

Dobbins was frustrated as she tried to get her children up for the Easter church service. She recalled to ABC 15, "I said, ‘Get up! It’s Jesus day!’"

The Easter service at Greater New Zion Missionary Baptist Church had started at sunrise that day. However, two hours later, the teenager insisted on staying home with his friends, according to his mother.

"He said some cuss words at me," she told Fox 10 Phoenix. "He said that his friends don’t have to go anywhere."



Dobbins insists that she never actually used the taser on her son. She claims she merely  sparked the device while standing in the doorway of the bedroom as a warning.

“I didn’t touch him at all,” she told Fox 10. “I made the sound with the Taser.”

The taser was recovered and impounded as evidence. 




Authorities revealed that Dobbins' other son, 17, and her 18-year-old nephew were in the room and witnessed the alleged incident.  

The 16-year-old son didn't complain of any pain but two small bumps were observed on his leg from where he said the stun gun shocked him.  

During a brief court appearance on Monday, Dobbins was ordered not to have any contact with her two sons.

She went on to tell the judge that both her sons had been in trouble with the law previously and were on probation. Dobbins added that her 16-year-old son was being electronically monitored. "He has an ankle bracelet on," Dobbins said. "He's under my custody and everything."


One teen did not want to testify against his mother, while the other was unsure.

Dobbins was booked into the 4th Avenue Jail for child and vulnerable adult abuse.


Dobbins was released on her own recognizance, but is subject to supervision by Pretrial Services. She is due back in court on April 16 for a status conference followed by a preliminary hearing on April 20.

"Nobody writes a book on the correct way of parenting," Sharron explained to the news station following her release from jail on a felony child abuse charge.

She stated that her son told her, "He was like, ‘Mom! I’m calling the police,’ " Dobbins told ABC 15. "I say, ‘You can call the police, UPS, DPS. Whoever you want to call.'"


Dobbins' 16-year-old son has to live with his aunt, by court order, at least until her first hearing later this month.

"He feels bad," she told the news station. "He keeps hugging me, like, ‘Mom, this is crazy.’ "

Watch the news clip below:


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