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Mother Tasered

August 23, 2011 permalink

When Pennsylvania mother Vanessa Lee Andino refused to cooperate with baby-snatchers, she was subdued with a taser.



Police: Mother tased after she punches officer

A mother upset about child abuse allegations lashed out at Allentown police this weekend by striking an officer, according to court records.

An Allentown police officer had to use his Taser to subdue Vanessa Lee Andino, 25, of Allentown, on Sunday morning, according to court records. Lehigh County Children and Youth were investigating the child abuse allegations.

According to court records:

Lehigh County Crisis Intervention were called to Andino's home at 334 N. Limestone St., at 11:20 a.m. after two women saw Andino strike her 2-year-old child in the face several times. The witnesses told Andino to stop hitting the child and she began arguing with them while holding a knife.

Police assisted at the scene. Crisis counselors said Lehigh County Children and Youth would have to get involved because of the child abuse allegations. Andino became angry and began yelling, "no one is taking my children," and began cursing at the people at her home.

Officers told her to stop yelling and cursing, but she continued. She began resisting when police attempted to keep her from going into her home where counselors were conducting their investigation.

She eventually became combative and punched an officer in the head and shoulder. Another officer deployed his Taser and she was taken into custody.

Andino is charged with aggravated assault, simple assault, disorderly conduct and harassment. She was arraigned by District Judge Rod Beck and sent to Lehigh County Prison under $20,000 bail.

Source: Allentown Morning Call