A 32-year-old Arizona woman was arrested and charged with assault after she beat her three children for not wearing face masks.
Police were called to Michelle Boone's Wickenberg home Saturday night. Officers were told that she punched one child in the face, kicked a second child and picked up a minor child by the neck for not wearing masks despite all three children testing positive for the virus.
Charging documents obtained by AZ Central show Boone is facing three counts of child abuse, three counts of assault, disorderly conduct and resisting arrest.
Boone fled the home before police arrived but officers found hr walking down the street and arrested her, according to the documents.
Police say refused their command to stop and then fought them like a man when they tried to arrest her. She stopped resisting after an officer tased her with a stun gun.
She was transported to the Maricopa County jail and released on $5,000 bond.
Boone is seen smiling in her mugshot photo with a blue face mask tucked under her chin.
Court documents show Boone is no stranger to law enforcement. She was arrested for three previous incidents of domestic violence.
Studies have shown face masks do not stop the transmission of the coronavirus. A recent CDC report showed 74% of people who always wear masks still tested positive for Covid-19.