Police and Law Enforcement

Florida deputy accused of Tasing woman, baking her 'Sorry I Tased You' cake

A Florida woman is suing a local sheriff’s deputy who shot her with a stun gun during what was described as “horseplay” at an apartment complex and then tried to apologize for the incident by baking her a cake that said “Sorry I Tased you.”

Stephanie Byron of Pensacola claims that deputy Michael Wohlers showed up at the complex where she worked after his shift in June 2015. Wohlers is alleged to have bullied Byron and the other staff, then shot her in the chest with a stun gun after the two argued over glass of sweet tea.

Byron’s complaint, according to a report in the Pensacola News Journal, alleges that the deputy jumped on her when she fell to the ground, placed his knees on her chest, and forcefully yanked the Taser prods from her flesh.

In the federal lawsuit, Byron is charging Wohlers with using excessive force, violating her civil rights, committing battery and causing her all manner of hardships, including physical injuries, monetary loss, medical expenses, humiliation and mental anguish. She is seeking compensatory damages and attorney’s fees.

According to the lawsuit, Wohlers later attempted to apologize to Byron by making a cake with the phrase, “Sorry I Tased You” written on it.

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