Police used a Taser to subdue a woman carrying a hunting knife near a group of children at an Oklahoma City park and sprayground this week.
Sabrina Marie Maynahonah, 37, was arrested on complaints of assault with a deadly weapon, interfering with an official process, disorderly conduct and trespassing about 7 p.m. Thursday at McKinley Park, 1630 NW 13.
According to a police report, someone called 911 to report a woman with a knife at the park. When officers arrived they found a woman matching the caller's description standing in the sprayground. The woman, later identified as Maynahonah, stared at officers and then smiled as she removed a hunting knife from her jacket, the report stated.
Police could not use their Tasers at first because at least a dozen children were standing nearby in the water and they feared the shock would hurt others. Officers struggled with Maynahonah until they got her out of the water and away from the children. One of the officers then used his Taser.
Maynahonah was wearing several layers of clothing that kept the Taser from working as intended, but it did knock her to the ground and allow officers to take her into custody.
She was taken to the Oklahoma County jail.
In other crime news:
A man was arrested after police found a homemade knife in his pants, which he said he planned to use to “kill cops and suck the blood out of their jugular veins,” according to a report released Friday
Brian Keith Baker, 44, was arrested about 12:40 p.m. Tuesday on complaints of carrying a concealed weapon and public drunkenness. According to a police report, officers were called to the Family Dollar store at 1429 SW 29 because a man standing in front of the store was grabbing and scaring customers.