Police say they used a stun gun on a Massachusetts preacher because he was interfering in a child custody case.
Worcester police responded to the Cornerstone Baptist Church on Sunday night.
The Telegram & Gazette reports that when officers arrived, 55-year-old Joseph Rizzuti blocked them from speaking to a woman and slammed the door into officers as they followed him.
Police say they used the stun gun to gain control over Rizzuti during a struggle inside the church. He faces several charges including battery on a police officer and resisting arrest.
Rizzuti on the church's Facebook page said after advising a church member to go home with her children if police were not detaining her, police turned their "rage" on him for "standing up for woman and child being bullied."