Wednesday, January 17, 2018
Public safety

Police: Mother zapped daughter in face with stun gun

ZEPHYRHILLS — Cynthia Alexander doesn't like the way her 28-year-old daughter cleans their mobile home. So she slipped a stun gun in her shorts pocket Tuesday evening, reports state, and went to find Stephanie Thompson sitting on the couch.

Alexander, 48, tried to snatch a blanket off Thompson, but she pulled back. The mother punched her daughter in the face and chest, a Pasco Sheriff's report states. Thompson tried to get up, but Alexander pushed her down. Thompson scratched her mother, then the stun gun came out, the report states.

Alexander put 5 million volts into the right side of her daughter's face, reports state, singeing the skin near her nose. Thompson shoved her mother out of the way and ran outside, where a neighbor broke up the fight and someone called deputies.

When they arrived, Thompson told authorities she wouldn't press charges, the report states, "because she loves her mom and they will work it out."

Deputies arrested Alexander, of 6247 Midland St., on charges of aggravated domestic battery and failure to appear on charge of driving with a suspended license when deputies checked her warrants.

She remained in the Land O'Lakes jail Wednesday without bail.

Contact Alex Orlando at [email protected] or (727) 869-6247.

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