Florida Cop Tasers Family of Three During Traffic Stop
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A Florida cop pulled over a car in Sumter County after running the tag and discovering that the vehicle's registered owner did not have a driver's license.
And what should have been a routine traffic stop soon turned into a Taser-palooza, as the deputy went all Oprah and pretty much Tasered everyone in the car.
You get Tasered!
YOU get Tasered!
EVERYBODY GETS TASERED!
According to wesh.com, the driver of the car, Jose Lazaro, refused to hand over any kind of identification.
He eventually gave the deputy an ID card from Mexico, but told the officer that he didn't have a driver's license.
When the deputy asked Jose Lazaro to step out of the car, Leyri Lazaro, who was sitting in the backseat, began to exit the car as well.
The officer asked her to get back in the car, and she did.
But, when the deputy began to place Jose under arrest, Leyri came out of the car again, and this time she refused to get back in when the officer told her to.
That's when, according to the officer, Jose stepped towards him. This forced the cop to whip out his Taser and shoot Jose with it.
Leyri then reportedly removed the Taser prongs from Jose.
The officer ordered Jose and Leyri to get down on the ground, but both refused.
That's when a third member of the Lazaro family -- Maria -- got out of the car and ran towards Jose and Leyri.
Leyri then moved toward the deputy, causing him to quickly reload the prongs and Taser her.
The officer tried to get control of the situation, telling all three Lazaros to lay down on the ground and calm down. But, according to the report, they refused to listen to his orders.
Jose and Leyri attempted to push the officer, according to the report.
The report also says the deputy felt threatened, and struck Jose in the face.
Finally, another deputy arrived on the scene, and all three Lazaros were detained.
Jose was charged with battery on a law enforcement officer, not having a driver's license and resisting arrest.
Leyri was charged with battery on a law enforcement officer and resisting arrest.
Maria was charged with resisting arrest.
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