Aunt Arrested for Using Taser on 3 Year Old Nephew
December 2, 2014
At approximately 4:15PM on November 29, 2014, officers from the St. Petersburg Police Department responded to 2820 5th Street South after receiving a call from the mother of a three year old boy who said that her son had been shocked with a Taser on his left arm by his aunt.
The mother told the officers that she was another room of the house when she heard her son cry out from the area of the living room. When she went to check on him she found her sister, 30 year-old Ramona Braswell, standing near her son holding a Taser. Braswell was laughing and was activating the Taser several times, but not touching the child. Her son immediately told her that his aunt had shocked on the arm and that it hurt.
Braswell is listed as living at the same address as the occurred and denied touching the child with the Taser. Marks left on his left arm confirmed that contact had been made with his skin.
When questioned by police, Braswell continued to deny shocking the child, but did admit she was activating it near the boy and at one point placed the Taser handle on his arm, but not the electrodes.
She said the Taser belonged to a friend and she was just “playing” with the device.
Officers took Braswell into custody charging her with one count of felony Child Abuse.
She bonded out of jail about 3 hours after her she was booked into the Pinellas County Jail.