A lady at a grade-school football game in Ohio on Wednesday was reportedly tased and arrested by a police officer for not wearing a face mask within the stands.
The girl was sitting within the bleachers along with her mom when she obtained into an altercation with the cop about mask-wearing at a middle school within the city of Logan, the Marietta Instances reported.
Video of the incident, which was posted to YouTube, exhibits the girl resisting because the officer struggles to handcuff her for almost two minutes earlier than he deploys his Taser.
The girl, recognized within the report as Alecia Kitts, repeatedly tells the officer to “get off of me,” the video exhibits.
“You’re not arresting me for nothing, I ain’t doing nothing flawed,” she yells after the officer orders her to position her palms behind her again.
As soon as the officer tases Kitts, she falls to a decrease tier of the bleachers, in keeping with the footage.
Using power shocked others watching the game.
“Tasing this woman over not wearing a rattling mask,” a witness could be heard saying.
As the girl is lastly hauled away, her mom pleads with the cop: “Come on, it’s only a mask!”
Kitts, who appeared to have an American flag-themed mask in her again shorts pocket, was rooting for the visiting crew from Marietta Metropolis Faculties at the time.
The Logan Police Division informed the Marietta Instances the incident is underneath investigation.
Logan athletic director Theresa Schultheiss informed the newspaper that Kitts and her mom had been the one two in a crowd of 300 followers who had been “having points” complying with the state’s mask requirement.
“This rule has been in impact since we had been informed we might play,” stated Schultheiss.
“Everybody that got here by means of ticketing tonight was reminded, we had common bulletins over the PA reminding you that mouths and noses wanted to be lined and we had indicators at the bogs.”