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December 12, 2012
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Video: Woman defies Apple, resists arrest, gets TASERed

Woman was asked to leave for trying to buy too many iPhones

NEWTON, Mass. — A woman was TASERed Monday at a New Hampshire mall after refusing to leave the Apple store she had been banned from a week earlier.

Xiaojie Li, 44, began filming customers in the store at Pheasant Lane Mall who she believed were buying more than two iPhones, after she was told by store managers that two phones were the limit, according to WCVB.

Li returned Monday to pick up two more iPhones she had ordered online, and management called police to have her removed.

"The officer approached her, told her she wasn't welcome in the store, and she refused to leave," Nashua Police Capt. Bruce Hansen said. 

Police say the store had issued a stay-away order against Li, according to the article.

Hansen said the woman had been resisting arrest for about 15 minutes before a second officer arrived at the scene.

"She wasn't mistreated in any way. If she left the store when she was told to leave the store, it would've been done at that. She was told she was under arrest after repeatedly being told to leave the store. She didn't submit to the arrest. The officer used the TASER on her to get her to submit to the arrest," Hansen said.

Li was charged with trespassing and resisting arrest.

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