A North Carolina woman, with her child in her car, decided she didn’t want to wait for her McDonald’s fix so she skipped the order window in the drive through and went straight to the pickup window. When the employees would not server her, she held up the line for 20 minutes. Apparently, it is a regular thing with Evangeline Marrero Lucca to cut the line but the employees were just sick of it.
The cops were called but she still refused to move then things went downhill from there. The cops tasered her not once, but twice.
“She did not want to wait in line,” Debbie Tanna, police spokesperson, said. “They told her she had to go around and wait like everybody else did and place her order that way, that they weren’t set up at that window to take her order or take her money. … She wasn’t having any of that.”
The woman refused to move her vehicle and became confrontational with the employees, she said.
“When we arrived, she really got mad,” Tanna said.
A customer Anthony Rich said, deputies ordered Lucca to get out of the car, but she refused. They continued their orders for about 20 minutes, until they finally removed her child.
“Two or three officers entered the car with her and started trying to forcibly drag her out of the car, and that’s when you could hear the clicking sound of the Taser one time,” Rich said. “They pulled on her a couple of times, and then they Tased (stunned) her again, and when they Tased (stunned) her the second time, she just flopped out of the car like a fish.” [Source]
Lucca has been charged with second-degree trespassing and social workers took custody of her 3-year-old child who was in the car, Tanna said.
Tanna explained that Lucca’s “threatening behavior” is why the cops did a “drive stun” on her. A drive stun is a technique that does not involve firing probes into the target’s skin, she said. It creates a “pain compliance effect” and allows officers to restrain a suspect without full incapacitation.
“Our top priority was making sure people weren’t hurt because we didn’t know if she was going to drive the car off and run over somebody,” Tanna said. “Then there was the baby in the car we were concerned about.”