Deputies: Volusia County man used infant as stun gun shield


Published: Monday, January 4, 2010 at 1:19 p.m.
Last Modified: Monday, January 4, 2010 at 1:19 p.m.

DEBARY, Fla. — Authorities in Florida say a man accused of using an infant to shield himself from a stun gun has been charged with child neglect.

A Volusia County Sheriff's office charging affidavit says 39-year-old Jorge Garcia of Deltona held the infant in front of him and told a deputy to "Tase the baby" when the deputy pulled out a stun gun.

Garcia has been charged with child neglect without great harm and resisting an officer without violence. He was released from the Volusia County jail on $6,500 bond. He did not immediately return a phone message.

The affidavit says Garcia was in the road yelling profanities as deputies stopped another vehicle. He then got into his car when deputies tried to arrest him, which is when one deputy pulled out the stun gun.

The baby was not harmed.

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