KISSIMMEE, Fla. - A caregiver in Kissimmee was arrested on child abuse charges after she was accused of using an electric weapon to punish children, authorities said.
The children claimed that Smith, 41, would use a pink rectangular-shaped, two-pointed device that had electricity flowing between the points and would touch them with it when they misbehaved, police said.
A police report said the children would be put into an "electric chair" if they got into trouble.
Police said Smith admitted having an electric weapon and said she would activate it and hold it a few inches from the children, but would not touch them with it.
Smith, who is charged with three counts of child abuse, was booked into the Osceola County Jail where she is being held on a $3,000 bond for those charges. Jail records indicate that she is also being held on a no-bond status on an out-of-county warrant.