WATCH: Bounty hunter attacks woman with Taser as her family arrives home from church
The Ann Arbor News reports that police are investigating an incident in which a bounty hunter used a Taser on the wife of a man he was taking into custody.
According to Camille Allen, she and her husband, Richard Allen-Bass, were returning home from church with their children on Sunday when employees of the You Walk Bail Bond agency barged through their front door and began to assault Allen-Bass, who was holding his 2-year-old daughter at the time. They were taking him into custody for failing to appear in court or make payments related to a drunk driving arrest.
She added that despite the fact that the husband was not resisting, the employees were choking and punching him. “It was just too much for kids,” she said. “There was nothing but children in the house.”
Eventually, they removed him from the house and placed him in the back of the company’s sports utility vehicle.
At that point, Allen walked up to the 28-year-old bounty hunter, whose name will not be released unless police formally charge him. She demanded to see the arrest warrant, and Allen-Bass’s mother begins to record the unfolding events on her cellphone. When the bounty hunter refused to let her see the documents, Allen took them from his back pocket.
The bounty hunter is then seen moving toward the house. The You Walk Bail Bond agency is claiming that he was attempting to retrieve the documents, which “had confidential information in it,” from Allen.
Yet on the video, the bounty hunter can be seen charging into the home, with Allen behind him tugging at his shirt so hard she strips it off him. He can then be seen removing his Taser from its holster and pointing it at her. Allen runs away, ducking behind the house, but the bounty hunter follows her. As he turns the corner, he yells “Bitch!”
The Taser can then clearly be heard firing, followed by screams.
The agency told the Ann Arbor News that “there was no assault on [Allen],” as their agent “didn’t have any physical contact with her.” Police, however, are investigating the incident as an assault on Allen by the bounty hunter, Canton Police Sergeant Mike Steckel said.
Watch video of the incident via Michigan Live below.