COLLIER COUNTY, Fla. - Collier Deputies deployed a Taser on a man in front of his daughter and a bus full of middle school students.
The Sheriff's Office tells WINK they were called to the bus because the children were getting rowdy. The bus driver pulled over on U.S. 41 near Lely Resort. The bus driver's union representative says he did everything right.
"You can't drive a bus down the road with people jumping from seat to seat," said Randy Pines with Teamsters Local No.79. "Its just not safe."
Deputies met the bus and so did some parents. The Sheriff's Office says 35-year-old Alejandro Guerrero was loud and disruptive. They say he repeatedly asked to take his child home. But, deputies wouldn't let him. They told Guerrero they were still conducting an investigation. Deputies say Guerrero became defiant and when they tried to place him under arrest he tried to break free. That's when deputies say they "tased" Guerrero. The children witnessed the entire event.
"They're like get on the ground get on the ground and they tased him," said student Jade Petty.
Guerrero says he wants to hire an attorney before speaking with Wink.
The Sheriff's Office says they always review an incident if a deputy deploys a Taser. But, they say it looks like the deputy did nothing wrong.