SJ - September 24, 2020
An Ohio mom, Alecia Kitts, was tased and arrested at an 8th grade football game. Her crime, not wearing a mask and then resisting arrest for not wearing a mask.
That's right, apparently it's against the law in Ohio to not wear a mask outdoors at a middle school football game.
From The Ohio Star:
Alecia Kitts drove an hour and a half from Marietta to Logan, Ohio to watch her son’s football game.
In the first quarter she was approached by an officer from the Logan Police Department because she was not wearing a mask.
The video below shows the three-minute encounter between Kitts and the officer.
According to Tiffany Kennedy, the woman who shot the above video, Kitts had not been warned for not wearing a mask prior to the officer approaching her. Kennedy also said that Kitts has asthma and that’s why she was not wearing a mask.
“There is no reason to tase someone and arrest them for not wearing a mask,” Kennedy said.
Kennedy also pointed out the female officer who is shown running toward the Logan officer and Kitts at the end of the video was not wearing a mask – pulling one out of her pocket as she was in pursuit.
“Alecia’s mom said that when the officer tased her, the current went through the bleachers and zapped the kid sitting there too.”
Can we use a little common sense? She's sitting with her family away from everyone else OUTSIDE! You could write a ticket or something that doesn't get to the level of being tased and arrested. I know that wouldn't be as exciting.
The best part of the entire video might be the other officer at the end of the video hurrying to put her mask on as she tries to catch up.