A Park Forest woman told police she needed her pink stun gun back after it was confiscated during a traffic stop.
Vonteier Jackson, 20, of the 400 block of Monitor, was charged with unlawful use of a weapon and cited for two traffic violations on Oct. 10, according to a Homewood police report.
Jackson is accused of violating the law by keeping a pink Vipertek stun gun in her purse.
Cops on patrol at about 11:51 p.m. in the 18400 block of Harwood Avenue spotted a vehicle driving with only one headlight, the report states. They pulled over the vehicle and spoke with the driver, Jackson.
Police ran Jackson's driver's license through the Illinois Secretary of State's office and discovered it was suspended, the report states. She was arrested and her car was searched. That's when police discovered the purse and stun gun.
A male passenger who was in the car was released at the scene.
Jackson told officers that the stun gun was for protection, since she couldn't carry a gun, the report states. An officer tested the gun and found that it was in working order. When she was released and told she could not carry a stun gun, Jackson asked for her weapon back.
Jackson is due on Nov. 15 in Markham court.Police report information is provided by the Homewood Police Department and other law enforcement agencies. Charges are not evidence of guilt. They are a record of police actions on a given day, and persons charged with a crime are presumed innocent until proven guilty in court. If you or a family member are charged or cited and the case is subsequently adjudicated, we encourage you to notify the editor. We will verify and report the outcome.