A Florida police officer's "Sorry I Tased You" cake to a female acquaintance is now the icing on her lawsuit against him.
Stephanie Byron of Pensacola is suing former Escambia County deputy sheriff Michael Wohlers for using a stun gun on her without provocation. She's also suing the county sheriff.
The "excessive force" violated her civil rights, and caused her physical injuries, monetary loss, medical expenses, humiliation and mental anguish, according to the suit, reports the Pensacola News Journal.
Wohlers hectored Byron about her personal life while visiting her in uniform one day last year at her workplace in an apartment complex office, according to the suit.
Bryon took a glass of tea from her, and when she reached to get it back Wohlers discharged the stun gun into her chest and throat, according to the suit.
The court papers also claim that when Byron fell to the ground, Wohlers "jumped onto Byron, kneeing her in the chest" and "forcefully removed the Taser prods" from her body.
At first Wohlers tried to cover up the incident, but then told his superiors it was simply "horseplay," according to a city investigation.
The most damning evidence in the lawsuit against him is an "apology cake" Wohlers made with the words written in frosting: "Sorry I Tased you."
"The cake Wohlers baked provides his version of the encounter and clearly shows a person [representing] Wohlers firing the Taser at Ms. Byron. It also reads 'Sorry I Tased You, " the suit reads. The cake depicts two stick figures in frosting, with one aiming something with black wires at the other.
Wohlers' attorney has denied the accusations in the suit, and also claims his client is protected by "qualified immunity" — rights that can shield government officials from liability lawsuits if an official did not knowingly violate a citizen's rights while performing their duties.
Wohlers resigned from his job in 2015 while under investigation for misconduct.
Byron is seeking compensatory damages, costs, expenses and reasonable attorney's fees.