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Pregnant woman, weeks from delivery, claims she was tasered by police

Tiffany Rent, 30, struggled to leave a Chicago police station Wednesday morning with back pain so strong she could hardly walk. Tiffany Rent, 30, struggled to leave a Chicago police station Wednesday morning with back pain so strong she could hardly walk.

CHICAGO, IL (CNN) - A Chicago woman just weeks from delivery says police took her down with a stun gun and then made fun of her as she lay on the ground.  It happened Tuesday after the woman got into a confrontation with police over a parking spot. 

Tiffany Rent, 30, struggled to leave a Chicago police station Wednesday morning with back pain so strong she could hardly walk.  "He started off healthy. It's a possiblity that something might be wrong with him," recounted Rent, alleged taser victim.

Hours earlier at a Walgreens, Rent said she was shocked by a stun gun by a Chicago police officer after parking in a handicap spot and ripping up the ticket right then and there.  

"I tore the ticket. I threw the ticket on the ground," said Rent.

Police reports indicate Rent was swearing at officers and that she threw the ripped up ticket right in his face. It also says she tried to leave the scene in her SUV. 

"I got scared and I raised my window up. I didn't start my car up, I just raised the window up and it was like cracked."

That's when police allegedly fired the stun gun striking her right in the chest.  Rent said she has the mark to prove it.

"I realized that I was tasered because my chest starting hurting and I looked and I saw the wires hanging from me. And that's when I told him, I said I'm 8 months pregnant, I'm high risk and you tasered me. I said that to him at least 2 or 3 times." 

 "You can't always tell if somebody's pregnant. So, you know, you want to use it where you're overcoming an assault or preventing escape. That's what it boils down to, "said Garry Mccarthy of the Chicago Police Department.

Rent said she's considered high risk because she's lost 2 babies before and this is her first child with her fiancé Joseph Hobbs. 

"Stopping at the local Walgreens after a baseball practice in a handicapped space should not end with a pregnant woman being tasered and another man having his elbow dislocated. That should never happen, "said Keenan Saulter, Rent's lawyer. "What crime did she commit such that it rose to this level? It went from zero to a hundred. 

Rent and her fiance were both charged with resisting arrest and simple assault. Rent also received a ticket for parking in a handicap spot.  Meanwhile, her lawyer launched a separate investigation. 

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