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Teenager refused to get ready for church so mom grabbed her taser for motivation

An Arizona woman was arrested for allegedly tasing her son when he wouldn't get up for church. (Image source: KNXV-TV video screenshot)

Police arrested an Arizona mom who allegedly tasered her 16-year-old son on Easter morning when he refused to get up and dressed for church services.

"I said, 'Get up! It's Jesus' Day!'" Sharron Dobbins of Phoenix reportedly told her kids early Sunday.

The 40-year-old mother told KNXV-TV that her kids weren't putting Jesus first. They wanted to spend the day hanging out with their friends instead of going to church.

So, that's when Dobbins said she got her taser gun and stood in the doorway of her teenage son's bedroom. An 18-year-old and 17-year-old were also in the room of the apartment and witnessed the incident, police said.

"He [her son] was like, 'Mom, I'm calling the police' and I said, 'you can call police, UPS, DPS, whoever you want to call,'" Dobbins said.

Dobbins said she flashed the lights and made a noise with the taser, but never touched her son with it.

"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 said.

According to police, the woman's son had two marks on his leg that they believe were caused by the taser.

"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, that's my favorite."

What else?

Dobbins was arrested just after 8 a.m. Easter Sunday. Police charged her with child abuse. She's expected in court on April 16.

Her son is staying with relatives.

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