An asthmatic mother was tased cuffed and arrested for not wearing a face mask in Marietta, Ohio at a mostly empty stadium football game for her son’s eighth-grade sport.
In a video from Wednesday, Alecia Kitts was arrested at her son’s middle school football game for not wearing a mask. She was sitting with, who appear to be her young children when she was approached by a police officer. Around 300 people attended a Marietta City Schools football game where Kitts was arrested.
It’s unclear what was initially said, but Kitts repeatedly resists arrest as the officer struggles to handcuff her.
The Ohio mother identified as Alecia Kitts by The Marietta Times, which was first to report footage of the incident circulating online, can be heard in the video asking the officer “what the f**k is wrong with you?”
“You’re not arresting me for nothing, I ain’t doing nothing wrong,” she yells during the struggle with police.
Kitts can be seen in the video screaming and falling to the ground after the police officer strikes her in the back with the taser.
Video of the incident, which was posted to YouTube, shows the woman resisting as the officer struggles to handcuff her for a few minutes before he deploys his Taser.
“Tasing this lady over not wearing a damn mask” a witness later identified as Tiffany Kennedy can be heard saying.
Kitt’s mother can also be heard saying “it’s just a mask” before police restrained her daughter and walked her away into custody.
Alecia Kitts was tased, cuffed, and arrested by the police officer during the game for not adhering to something that could cause her to have breathing problems.
According to Tiffany Kennedy, the woman who shot the video which is going viral on the internet, Kitts had not been warned for not wearing a mask prior to the officer approaching her. Kennedy also said that Kitts has asthma and that’s why she was not wearing a mask.
Comically and ironically, a female officer seen running at the two scuffling towards the end of the video can clearly be seen not wearing a mask. She then reaches into her pocket and pulls out a mask to put on her face in the midst of pursuit.
Kennedy also pointed out this fact about the female officer calling out the hypocrisy to The Ohio Star. Kennedy stated in a Facebook post, “Here u can also see very clearly that NEITHER of these cops even had a mask on, (or it was pulled down, serving absolutely no purpose, in the male officer’s case) yet they’re arresting this girl for not wearing a mask.”
However, the arresting officer appeared to be wearing a mask before it fell during the arrest of Kitts.
“Alecia’s mom said that when the officer tased her, the current went through the bleachers and zapped the kid sitting there too,” Kennedy told the Star.
Kitts appears to be socially distanced from others in the crowd while sitting with her family. “There were only 25 or 30 fans from our town on our side,” said Kennedy.
Skylar Steward, who further shared the video online and identified Kitts as the mother of his son, said he would file a complaint against Logan Police Department, The Independent reported.
“The police officer attempted to detain her, she resisted … she wasn’t hurting anybody, fill Logan with protestors,” he said, according to The Marietta Times.
The Logan Police Department stated that the incident was under investigation. It’s unclear what law was broken as Ohio has a mask mandate but only if you are indoors and cannot social distance, according to PJ Media.
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