Woman stuns disabled step-father six times, family calls 911 - KMSP-TV

Woman stuns disabled step-father six times, family says 911 calls ignored

Posted: Updated:
DETROIT, Mich. (WJBK) -

Paul Sanford still has six clear burn marks on his body, 10 days after the alleged stun gun attack. He says it was his step-daughter who did this to him.

The step-daughter was apparently coming after her mother, Enola Sanford, who had an angry, threatening voicemail on her phone from her biological daughter.

VIDEO: Sanfords show Fox 2's Ron Savage burn marks, angry voicemail

Paul intervened on that threat, and took the shock of a stun gun not once, but six times. He says it "felt like a lightning bolt." Paul is also disabled and walks with a cane; the shock knocked him to the ground.

Meanwhile, Enola calls 911. She tells Savage she was screaming on the phone, and the dispatcher could hear screaming in the background. The Sanford's 8-year-old daughter was also around and saw the whole thing.

She tells Savage, "It was like I didn't want her to be my sister no more. Because she was shooting my daddy with a stun gun."

But Enola says police never showed up, so Enola finally drove Paul to the police station and filed a police report.

Savage spoke with two officers who have no previous knowledge of this case. They say if no one has been shot or stabbed, the calls aren't as much of a priority as the calls for someone who has been shot or stabbed.

The Sanford family is still waiting for police to follow-up on the report they filed.  

Stun guns are legal in the state of Michigan.  A stun gun is not the same device as a Taser. A Taser can be used at distances, while a stun gun can only be used with direct physical contact.

  • Local NewsLocal NewsMore>>

  • Two people shot at Eastland Center mall

    Two people shot at Eastland Center mall

    Wednesday, August 27 2014 4:56 PM EDT2014-08-27 20:56:55 GMT
    Police are responding to a shooting at Eastland Center Mall, 18000 Vernier Road Wednesday.Police scanner traffic indicated that the incident occurred shortly before 4 p.m.
    Police are responding to a shooting at Eastland Center Mall, 18000 Vernier Road Wednesday.Police scanner traffic indicated that the incident occurred shortly before 4 p.m.
  • 4 reasons the highways flooded, got backed up again

    4 reasons the highways flooded, got backed up again

    Wednesday, August 27 2014 2:23 PM EDT2014-08-27 18:23:58 GMT
    Several roadways are flooded again Wednesday morning after Tuesday's rainfall. Diane Cross from MDOT explains why this happened again after the major floods on August 11.
    Several roadways are flooded again Wednesday morning after Tuesday's rainfall. Diane Cross from MDOT explains why this happened again after the major floods on August 11.
  • Baby goat found gutted, burned in suspected sacrifice

    Baby goat found gutted, burned in suspected sacrifice

    Wednesday, August 27 2014 2:16 PM EDT2014-08-27 18:16:15 GMT
    It seems like something out of a horror movie. Employees discovered a baby goat that appears to have been sacrificed right outside of their building on Detroit's east side.
    It seems like something out of a horror movie. Employees discovered a baby goat that appears to have been sacrificed right outside of their building on Detroit's east side.
  • Ron SavageRon SavageMore>>

  • Two children injured in fall from Ferris wheel at fair

    Two children injured in fall from Ferris wheel at fair

    Friday, August 22 2014 11:47 PM EDT2014-08-23 03:47:08 GMT
    Two children were injured when they fell from a ferris wheel at the Chelsea Community Fair.
    Two children were injured when they fell from a ferris wheel at the Chelsea Community Fair.
  • Armed man who threatened women outside Ferndale library identified

    Armed man who threatened women outside Ferndale library identified

    Thursday, August 21 2014 9:05 PM EDT2014-08-22 01:05:22 GMT
    Police have arrested a man with a gun after, they say, he threatened three women in the parking lot of the Ferndale Library.
    Police have arrested a man with a gun after, they say, he threatened three women in the parking lot of the Ferndale Library.
  • Dream cruise gets rolling early Friday

    Dream cruise gets rolling early Friday

    Saturday, August 16 2014 12:01 AM EDT2014-08-16 04:01:59 GMT
    Cruisers came out in droves showcasing elegant oldies and American muscle. Fox 2's Ron Savage got an early look at the Dream Cruise and checked out some of the cars - and some of the drivers.
    Cruisers came out in droves showcasing elegant oldies and American muscle. Fox 2's Ron Savage got an early look at the Dream Cruise and checked out some of the cars - and some of the drivers.
Powered by WorldNow

KMSP-TV
11358 Viking Drive
Eden Prairie, MN 55344

Phone: (952) 944-9999
Fax: (952) 942-0455

Didn't find what you were looking for?
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 Fox Television Stations, Inc. and Worldnow. All Rights Reserved.
Privacy Policy | New Terms of Service What's new | Ad Choices