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    Preacher Subdued With Stun Gun After Struggle at Church
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    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.

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    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."

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