A woman is accused of using a stun gun on her teenage son to get him out of bed for church.
40-year-old Sharron Dobbins from Phoenix, Arizona allegedly used the device on the 17-year-old to make him get ready for Easter services at their home.
Ms Dobbins, who appeared in court on a child abuse charge, said she had activated the stun gun but did not actually use it on him.
But police who said they have confiscated the stun gun, also said there were two small bumps on the boy’s leg.
A judge released Ms Dobbins from custody without bail, though with some conditions.