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Palm Harbor Woman Tasered Outside Assisted Living Facility

Christine Chase, 46, of Palm Harbor ran away when deputies tried to arrest her at a Dunedin assisted living facility, according to a Pinellas County Sheriff's Office spokesperson.

A Palm Harbor woman was Tasered and then arrested by a deputy outside a Dunedin assisted living facility, according to a Pinellas County Sheriff's Office spokesperson.

At about 2 p.m on Feb. 8, two Pinellas County Sheriff's deputies went to the Nurses Helping Hands assisted living facility at 1585 Curlew Rd. to serve an arrest warrant for Christine Chase, 46, of Palm Harbor. Chase was wanted for two counts of obtaining property in return for a worthless check, according to a Pinellas County Jail charge report. 

The deputies learned that Chase was visiting someone at the assisted living facility, so they went there to arrest her. The deputies approached Chase and she bolted, running outside the assisted living facility. The deputies chased her, but she reportedly resisted arrest and was Tasered. Deputies arrested her and took her to the Pinellas County Jail, according to a Pinellas County Sheriff's Office spokesperson. 

A Pinellas County Jail charge report shows that Chase was charged with resisting an officer without violence and two counts of obtaining property in return for a worthless check.

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Walt Kowalski February 13, 2013 at 01:27 PM
Bolted? BOLTED?? Oh, so many lines, so little time.
Dianne Fecteau February 13, 2013 at 02:05 PM
It is inconceivable to me that two cops couldn't subdue a person, especially a woman, without resorting to tasering. These Pinellas County cops are clearly untrained or taser happy or maybe both.
Janice February 13, 2013 at 02:15 PM
Couldn't they wait and follow her? She was visiting someone at an ALF, which means there were a lot of elderly around~ NOT appropriate! She wrote bad checks, it's not like she fondled kids or murdered anyone. Now that I think about it... why don't they go after the child molesters and murderers with the same tactics????
Ken Clarke February 21, 2013 at 02:10 AM
The most important weapon you have is your brain. Could you imagine Sheriff Andy tasering this woman in Mayberry? Too many stories about tasers as well as using lethal force against family dogs. I've dealt with aggressive dogs all my life but never shot one. Serve and Protect.

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