- A 19-year-old teenager was arrested last week for tasing a small child
- Louisiana police said Kevin Alexis electrocuted a seven-year-old boy in Kenner
- Alexis was charged with ‘crimes of second degree battery and cruelty to a juvenile’
- Alexis denies hurting the boy, saying he was just trying to scare children in the neighborhood
A teenager in Louisiana was placed under arrest for electrocuting a young child with a taser gun.
Nineteen-year-old Kevin Alexis told police following his arrest that he was trying to ‘scare’ children in the neighborhood but denied hurting anyone.
Police placed Alexis in custody after the sever-year-old’s mother said she ‘observed blisters (and) burn marks on her son’s back.’
Kevin Alexis (pictured), 19, was arrested last week for tasing a small child in Kenner, Louisiana
A statement released by the Kenner Police Department said that Alexis is charged with ‘crimes of second degree battery and cruelty to a juvenile.’
The incident occurred last Friday afternoon when the young child was playing with some of his friends from the neighborhood.
That’s when Alexis left his Acorn Street residence and started chasing the young boy with the device.
‘As the child attempted to flee,’ the police report states, ‘Alexis had arched the stun gun and placed the electrical current which flows between the metal prongs to the child’s back.’
Authorities latter arrived at the teenager’s home and placed him under arrest.
During an interview with police, Alexis claimed he obtained the stun gun from the kitchen window inside his residence and was ‘playing around’ with neighborhood children.
He denied, however, making contact with the seven-year-old, admitting only that he wanted to frighten his neighbors.
Alexis is currently being held on $50,000 bond.
Alexis was charged with ‘crimes of second degree battery and cruelty to a juvenile’ follwoing the incident (Pictured: Louisiana neighborhood where incident occurred in Kenner)