Police used a stun gun on an Ohio woman and forcibly removed her from a middle school football game on Wednesday evening after she refused to wear a face mask, NBC News reports.
A video of the incident, which has garnered over 440,000 views on Facebook as of Friday morning, shows school resource officer Chris Smith in a heated exchange with the woman sitting in the stands of Logan High School Stadium.
Smith reportedly asked the woman, later identified as Alecia Kitts, to put on a face mask, but she refused claiming she has asthma, according to a statement from the Logan Police Department. The exchange escalated when Kitts refused a request to leave the stadium. The officer is then seen using a stun gun on her and then handcuffing her, before escorting her out of the arena.
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Kitts was charged with criminal trespassing and released at the scene, according to the statement from the Logan Police Department. She was not charged for her choice not to wear a mask and additional charges are pending, the statement added. Kitts did not immediately respond to NBC News’ request for comment.
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