Police recently tasered Xiaojie Li, a Chinese woman who does not speak English, after she was told to leave a Nashua, New Hampshire Apple Store because she was trying to buy too many iPhones.
Speaking through her daughter, Li told WMUR-TV that she was at the store on Tuesday to buy several iPhones for family members in China.
However, because Li bought two on Friday, the store asked her to leave because of a company policy that limits iPhone purchases to two per customer.
Li’s daughter told WMUR-TV: "The manager of the Apple Store came and told her something, but she didn’t understand. My mom said she doesn’t know why they called the police because she doesn’t understand what they are talking about."
A shopper recorded a cell phone video (below) of police tasering Li as she laid on the mall floor screaming, reports RawStory.com.
Capt. Bruce Hansen seemed skeptical about Li's language barrier because she was able to get to the Apple Store. He told WMUR-TV: "She was certainly capable of coming up here and purchasing these things from the Apple Store here. Whether her language inhibited that, I really don’t know."
“Our force continuum has specific times when a taser is used during resisting arrest or that type of an incident where a person doesn’t comply with a lawful order to submit to an arrest. This really is a criminal trespass, resisting arrest incident, and that’s fairly routine here. There’s nothing really out of the ordinary about it.”
Li was arrested and charged with two misdemeanors.