Would you let 20,000 volts of fiery electricity coarse through your body and temporarily paralyze you for your very own cake? What if it was funfetti? How bout if the dude apologized for momentarily turning you into a human lightning rod by writing it on the cake? That’s gotta count for something.
Well, evidently not enough.
A Florida resident named Stephanie Byron is suing a former Florida sheriff’s deputy Michael Wohlers for allegedly tasering her without provocation.
According to the Pensacola News Journal, the incident occurred in June of 2015 after Wohlers finished his patrol shift and entered the apartment building that Byron worked at. Reports claim that Wohlers discharged his stun gun during “horseplay” with Byron, which Byron denies entering into.
The suit claims:
“[Wohler] 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.”
Wohler then went full 8th grade and snatched Byron’s sweet tea from her and refused to give it back. When she went to grab the tea from him, Wohler lodged the stun gun in her neck and chest, which resulted in her falling to the ground. The complaint also claims that Wohler then aggressively “jumped onto Ms. Byron, kneeing her in the chest” and “forcefully removed the Taser prods.”
Court documents indicate that Wohler attempted to remedy the situation by delivering Ms. Byron a cake that read ‘Sorry I Tasered You’ on the frosting.
The cake proved not to suffice, as the suit alleges Wohler used excessive force against Byron, violated her civil rights, committed battery against her and caused her hardships, including physical injuries, monetary loss, medical expenses, humiliation and mental anguish.
No word on whether anyone dove into that cake. If it went to waste, that’s a crime of a whole other level.