Marissa Sargeant claims her 14-year-old son (pictured), who was not named, was attacked by Tullytown, Pennsylvania police officers after the teen was arrested for shoplifting.

Sargeant told NBC10 Philadelphia her son was busted with two adult relatives swiping goods at a Walmart in Bucks County on Tuesday night.

But she maintains the Tullytown cops who cuffed her son went too far and beat the teen so bad he was left with a broken nose and two swollen eyes.

“The picture speaks a thousand words,” she told the news station.

From NBC Philadelphia:

Authorities say after the teen’s arrest, and before he was loaded into a police car, he took off running along Route 13 while handcuffed.

The Bucks County District Attorney tells NBC10 that police officers yelled warnings at the teen and fearing for his safety, they fired a stun gun to subdue him. The D.A. says the Taser struck the boy in the face and with his hands cuffed, the boy had no way to brace himself against falling face-first.

“That doesn’t sound right. There’s no way, if he was running from behind, that he would get hit with a taser in the front of his face,” said Sargeant.

Sargeant says the officers must have hit or kicked her son, and then told him not to tell anyone. The boy was taken directly to the hospital for treatment.

Police aren’t offering up anymore information because of the family’s threat of a lawsuit.

“I just want some justice. I even pray for the police officers because they need help,” said Sargeant.

The case is currently not under investigation,  until the District Attorney’s Office in Bucks County requests one.

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  • Though what the kid did was wrong and he should be held responsible (along with his relatives), criminal and arrestees have rights and due process too. So he didn’t deserve to be beaten and physical injured during his arrest if it proves he was in fact beaten. I think too many people look at the criminal justice system in a very narrow scope of you have to be either completely innocent or completely guilty without realizing that the law and most legal cases themselves are huge gray areas which is why you need to make it fair for all parties involved regardless if you agree or don’t with the actions/outcomes. Both parties did something wrong and both should be held accountable for their wrongdoing.

    • Nic

      Funny, I don’t recall Winona Ryder having a black eye for shoplifting and that trick stole thousands of dollars worth of stuff.

    • Winona did noy try to escape

  • Feels Extreme

    Being held responsible for your actions is one thing. When was it ok to beat someone up you were arresting who did not threaten your life with a weapon? I’ve seen shoplifters get arrested in stores before I don’t recall any of them looking beat the hell up like this! But then again its the police… in a country where you can kill a Black teen and get a way with it I really shouldn’t be surprised at this in my opinion excess force.

  • Let this be a good example for other young thieves