Police use stun gun three times on grandma marking 70th birthday

Authorities in Florida struck a grandmother with a stun gun three times on her 70th birthday after she refused to allow them into her home to search for her grandson, documents show.

The woman, Barbara Pinkney, was charged on Thursday with obstruction and battery on a law enforcement officer, according to a probable cause affidavit obtained by NBC News.

The documents say that the grandson, Tevin Turner, was wanted on a probation violation for carrying a concealed weapon. Records listed Ms Pinkney’s address as Mr Turner’s, the documents say, though Ms Pinkney told NBC affiliate WFLA that he had just used her address while on probation.

“He wasn’t living here,” she told the station.

Ms Pinkney said she was scared when authorities began pounding on her door early on the morning of 26 December.

Mark Gibson

Graduates in Northwestern University, Evanston, Illinois 1990. Move to Los Angeles California in 2004. Specialized in Internet journalism.

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