DEBARY, Florida – Authorities in Florida say a man accused of using an infant to shield himself from a stun gun has been charged with child neglect.
A Volusia County Sheriff's office charging affidavit says 39-year-old Jorge Garcia of Deltona held the infant in front of him and told a deputy to "Tase the baby" when the deputy pulled out a stun gun, the Daytona Beach News-Journal reported Monday.
Garcia was charged New Year's Day with child neglect without great harm and resisting an officer without violence. He was released from the Volusia County jail on $6,500 bond. He did not immediately return a phone message.
The affidavit says Garcia was in the road yelling profanities as deputies stopped another vehicle. He then got into his car when deputies tried to arrest him, which is when one deputy pulled out the stun gun.
Deputies managed to get the child unharmed from Garcia and then two deputies used their Tasers on him and arrested him, the report said, according to the newspaper.