Police use Taser on woman at Nashua, NH mall
NASHUA, N.H. (WHDH) -- Police say they had to use a Taser on a woman they were trying to arrest at a Nashua, New Hampshire mall.
Police say the woman was uncooperative when they tried to remove her from an Apple store at the Pheasant Lane Mall Tuesday night.
Nashua police said they used a Taser gun on Xiaojie Li when she refused to leave the store after trying to buy more iPhones than the allotted two per customer.
Recovering at home in Newton, Li showed 7News the bruises on her wrists and shoulder. She says she doesn't speak much English and didn't understand what the clerks at the Apple store were telling her.
“They put me to the ground and kneeled on me and all I kept saying was, ‘Why? Why?’” said Li.
Nashua police say Li was at the store last week taking photos and videos of customers. Managers told her to leave.
When she showed up again Tuesday, they immediately told she was not welcome there. Police say she refused to go, so a detail police officer put her under arrest for trespassing.
"Attempts to put the handcuffs on her and she resists, she clenches up, she's taken to the ground. The officer is able to get one handcuff on her and then she continues to resist," an officer said.
A second officer was called in and that's when police say they followed procedures and used a Taser gun.
For Li, she's still struggling to understand how not knowing English led to her violent arrest.
“I always thought America was liberal and a peaceful country,” Li said.
Li is set to be arraigned in January.