Mom Tasers 16-Year-Old Girl At California Theme Park
Bruce Parkinson, Open Jaw
It’s all Halloween fun and games until the Taser comes out.
A 44-year-old woman was arrested on suspicion of assaulting a minor with a deadly weapon after she allegedly used a Taser stun gun on a 16-year-old girl who got in a confrontation with her daughter at California's Great America Park.
Leticia Saxton was arrested and booked into a Santa Clara County Jail, with bail set at $100,000. Apparently, Saxton's daughter and a high school acquaintance got into a physical altercation, and at some point, Saxton used the stun gun on the victim.
More than 20,000 people had gathered at the theme park for what was supposed to be an evening of fun Halloween-themed games and mazes.
Judge John Garibaldi said Saxton is also accused of punching and kicking the 16-year old victim along with other persons. "If the facts are proven, a defendant is aiding and abetting her daughter in an assault on a teenager," Garibaldi said in a pre-trial hearing.
Saxton was also accused of making later threats to the victim via social media.
It is unclear how the stun gun got inside the park undetected.
The Tasering wasn’t the only incident at the theme park. Police said 15-20 juveniles were involved in physical altercations.