Florida Woman Sues Cop Who Sent a “Sorry I Tased You” Cake
Stephanie Byron has filed a suit against a former Escambia County deputy who allegedly used a taser on her, tried to cover it up, and then apologized with a cake.
The suit states that Michael Wohlers used excessive force, violated Byron's civil rights, committed battery, and caused her physical injuries, monetary lose, medical expenses, humiliation, and mental anguish.
The incident occurred in June 2015, the complaint claims that Wohlers "used his apparent law enforcement authority to intimidate, harass, and threaten plaintiff ... about her personal life. Because Wohlers did not like how Plaintiff failed to respond to his show of authority, Wohlers became increasingly aggressive toward employees at the apartment complex’s office, including with Ms. Byron."
The claims say that he took Byron's sweet tea and then discharged his stun gun into her chest when she attempted to get a drink. He then allegedly kneed her in the chest and forcefully removed the taser prods.
Court documents show that Wohlers attempted to apologize by making a cake that said, "Sorry I Tased You."
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