Female officer expected to recover

LAKE CASITAS (AP) — Authorities say a sheriff’s deputy in Southern California was shot in the face with her own stun gun after a man took it and other weapons away from her.

Ventura County Sheriff’s Capt. Ross Bonfiglio says the man surrendered about 10:30 a.m. Friday after briefly barricading himself in his family’s home. He also had a gunshot wound to the leg but Bonfiglio said he didn’t know how he was injured.

Bonfiglio tells the Ventura County Star the incident started with a 911 call at 9:40 a.m. but the caller hung up. A female deputy, whose name has not yet been released, responded to the scene and was confronted by the man, who took the Taser gun from her and shot.

She was taken to Ventura County Medical Center where officials say she will be OK.

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Comments (21)
  1. WM Jones says:

    Damn illegals….no respect for the law.

  2. Renee says:

    women should not be cops !!

  3. Ilovewomen says:

    This is why women should not be police officers. It is the same reason why they should not be in combat situations in war. I am not sexiest. But Men were built stronger and to be the leader. Women are strong as well. Stronger then Men in cases of being able to have a child. But let Men be Men and Women be Women. We are different!

    1. peacemaker says:

      I have been a deputy sheriff for 20 years and i have been in numerous fights and situations, we women are damn good at what we do. she made a tactical error.men do it all the time. strength is only one aspect of the job.

      1. Diane Craig says:

        Amen sister!!!!!

  4. Erik Vasquez says:

    Was she stunned to find herself starring down the barrel of a stun gun? Ni pun intended.

  5. Nate says:

    How do these cops in Cali keep getting there weapons striped from them? Please tell me but not them it is good entertainment! LOL

    1. David says:

      Nate, that was probably one of the most ignorant things I have ever heard.

  6. Reverv says:

    The criminal should have been sensitive to the fact that female deputies do no have to meet the same physical requirements than male deputies. How politically incorrect of him.

  7. Unbelievable says:

    Push weight around, expect to pay the price. Its that simple.

  8. Richard in Castaic says:

    Funniest story of the year! ROFLMAO!

  9. Diane Craig says:

    This man getting the drop on her had nothing to do with her being female. If that is the case, how do you explain the officer that was killed in Riverside a few weeks ago. He was a man and his killer got the drop on him. Nobody had the gall to ask if gender was the reason he was beaten, had his weapon taken and was fatally injured.

  10. Jane says:

    My, what short memories some of these posters have.

    The officer who shot that muslim p.o.s. at Ft Hood and ended his killing spree? Female.

    The deputy who was chasing a car thief and had HIS gun taken away by the suspect before being killed with it? Male.

    The officer in NYC who engaged in a gun battle, after being shot, and killing the suspect? Female.

    Her partner, who ran away like a coward and left her alone to face the shooter? Male.

    The misogynistic, ignorant people posting here conveniently forget that there are examples like this across the nation, only proving that BOTH genders in law enforcement face potentially deadly situations daily.

    And, Richard from Castaic really lives up to the shortened version of his name.

  11. Dave says:

    This line of work should be left to men.but not fat men either like 80% of law enforcement

  12. jip says:

    Another example of a woman getting into more than she can handle.

  13. Heros von Borcke says:

    Not a question of gender at all!!
    But of extremely bad policing, bad tactical Judgment, insufficient training and a model case to substantiate the continuance of 19th century policing, when LAW-ENFORCEMENT” put too much emphasis on the latter and scantily little on the former of this composite noun.
    Wonder how many “officers” used their tasers as a punishment measure in the aftermath, as is so often the the case. This is a devious device perpetuates unnecessary violence. The Officer, if she deserves that title, should not have needed to enter in to a physical encounter.
    The long driveway and secluded location of the scene offered a multitude of alternatives with considerably reduced imponderabilities.

  14. Dep. L says:

    –to Heros von Borcke–
    excuse me, but “she didn’t need to enter into a physical encounter” are you kidding me? we HAVE to enter into physical confrontations everyday as part of our job! you weren’t there, you have no idea of the details of how events unfolded in this incident! you try to sound like you Mr. Intelligent with your big fancy words but you have no idea what you are talking about!!

  15. Stun Gun says:

    I feel very sorry.

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