Wednesday, September 20, 2006

Mother Argues With School Bus Driver - Gets Tasered

Tampa, Florida -- A deputy had to use a Taser to subdue and arrest a Tampa woman after she got into a confrontational argument with a school bus driver on Tuesday morning.

Hillsborough deputies say 39-year-old Shannon Snyder became angry, because she thought the bus driver had her child sitting on the floor of the bus. Investigators say that was not actually the case.

The argument began at a school bus stop, and continued when Snyder followed the bus to school.

A School Resource deputy escorted the irate Snyder to the bus ramp at her request, where she continued to create a disturbance by yelling and cursing at the bus driver.

Investigators say that despite numerous commands by the deputy to calm down, Snyder continued to yell and walked closer to the bus driver. The suspect then pushed the deputy, at which point the officer told Snyder she was under arrest.

Snyder allegedly pulled away and yelled profanity at the deputy, and then tried to walk away. The officer made verbal commands to warn her that if she continued to flee, he would use his Taser in an effort to subdue her.

Authorities say the deputy ordered her to the ground several times and she continued to refuse to comply. The deputy deployed his Taser and placed her under arrest.

Snyder now faces charges of battery of a law enforcement officer, disorderly conduct, and resisting arrest without violence.

My God, I would pay just about anything to see video of this.