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Girl, 12, Tasered at Victoria's Secret

Cops: She was protecting mom from traffic ticket bust
By Mary Papenfuss,  Newser Staff
Posted Aug 2, 2012 11:22 PM CDT
Updated Aug 3, 2012 12:01 AM CDT
Girl, 12, Tasered at Victoria Secrets
Dejamon Baker: 'I just kept on shaking.'   (YouTube)

A 12-year-old girl was Tasered while shopping at a Missouri Victoria's Secret by a cop hunting her mom. "He said, 'Put your hands behind your back.' I was just crying. I guess he got mad because then he took it out and just Tasered me," said Dejamon Baker. "I fell on the floor and I couldn't control myself. I kept on shaking." One of the prongs of the zapper hit her in the chest. "It was stuck in there, so he had to keep on pulling, trying to pull it out," she said. A spokesman for the South St. Louis County police said the girl was interfering with the arrest of her mom, who was wanted for outstanding traffic tickets. But he acknowledged it was a "unique" situation, notes Opposing Views. (More Taser stories.)

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