A Florida’s woman’s lawsuit says a deputy shot her with a stun gun, then apologized with a cake that said, “Sorry I Tased You” in blue frosting. The cake didn’t cut it for Stephanie Byron, the Associated Press reports. She sued former Escambia County sheriff’s deputy Michael Wohlers. This week, the county’s Criminal Justice Standards and Training Commission announced it had reviewed the case and placed Wohlers on a one-year probationary period from serving in any law enforcement agency in Florida.
The lawsuit alleges Wohlers violated Byron’s civil rights, committed battery against her, and caused her hardships, including physical injuries, monetary loss, medical expenses, humiliation, and mental anguish. Wohlers denies the charges. The incident happened last year when Wohlers stopped by an apartment complex where Byron was working. Byron charges that Wohlers “used his apparent law enforcement authority to intimidate, harass, and threaten” her about her personal life. The lawsuit says Wohlers took Byron’s tea, and when she went to retrieve it he fired his stun gun at her.