woman taser iphone Woman tasered in Apple Store for wanting to buy iPhones

A Chinese woman who could not speak fluent English was tasered in an Apple Store in the US after she tried to buy more than the allowed quota of iPhone 5 devices.

A Chinese woman who could not speak fluent English was tasered in an Apple Store in the US after she tried to buy more than the allowed quota of iPhone 5 devices.

 
Xiaojie Li, a 44-year old Chinese woman living in Newton, Massachusetts, bought two of the latest iPhones last Friday at the Apple Store in the Pheasant Lane Mall. She ordered two more online and tried to collect them on Tuesday, but the store refused to sell her them, thanks to a limit of two devices per customer.
 
The store manager then asked Li to leave, but she claims that her poor English meant she did not understand the command. The manager brought in a police officer, who asked her to leave, but she again refused, resulting in her being held down and tasered, which police say is “standard procedure.”
 
woman taser iphone Woman tasered in Apple Store for wanting to buy iPhones
 
The woman had a whopping $16,000 in cash on her when she was arrested, though given the price of Apple devices that is not necessarily such a large amount. She claims she was buying the phones for relatives in China, but some suspect she planned to resell them for a profit.
 
Regardless, the incident appears to be a case of overreaction to someone who clearly presented no threat to the store, staff or other customers. To make matters worse, Li now faces charges of criminal trespassing and resisting arrest, all for wanting to buy more iPhones.
 
Source: CNN