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Woman attacks 9-year-old Utah boy with stun gun

Posted at 11:20 PM, Oct 06, 2020
and last updated 2020-10-07 01:20:19-04

RIVERTON, Utah — Riverton Police are searching for a woman accused of assaulting a 9-year-old boy with a stun gun in a parking lot.

It happened Friday at 12900 South 2700 West in front of a Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints meetinghouse.

“It’s just scary. It’s a scary thought that a grown woman is doing this,” said Kelly Green.

Around 1:30 Friday afternoon, her son Keaton Green was playing in the parking lot with his friend after school.

Police said that’s when a woman pulled up in an older, tan-colored sedan with a loud muffler and started taking pictures of the boys.

“She started swearing at me and my friend,” Keaton said. "I asked her why she was taking pictures of us and she said, ‘Because I can.’“

Next, Keaton said the woman got out of the car, grabbed his arm and put a stun gun to his chest.

“It feels like you’re getting stabbed, like, with a tons of needles in the same spot millions of times,” Keaton said.

Two marks on his chest show where the stun gun delivered high volts of electricity through his nervous system.

“I fell straight to the ground,” Keaton said.

“If they wanted to take him, they could have easily. He was completely incapacitated,” Kelly said.

Keaton was somehow able to call 911 and was treated by paramedics.

“That’s highly unusual. I haven’t heard of anything like this before,” Riverton Police Commander Ryan Shosted said.

While there were witnesses of the assault, detectives still haven’t identified the woman.

“She’s around here somewhere and she needs to be caught,” said Kelly.

Keaton said he saw the woman in the same area on Monday.

Police said she’s about 50 years old, with tan skin and dark curly hair. She also has a missing tooth in the front.