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Baton, dog and pepper spray fail to do the trick

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Cops in Victoria, British Columbia, were obliged to taser a "naked and extremely agitated" man after a baton, a dog and pepper spray failed to subdue the belligerent perp.

Police responded to a call on Saturday night reporting a male in his 20s "yelling at a woman trying to park her car in her driveway", the Victoria Times Colonist explains.

The first officer on the scene used his baton on the "six-foot-one and 215-pound man", but "backed off when it had no effect and drew his gun".

Mercifully, the arrival of a second officer prompted the first to holster his weapon, although the pair were still unable to take down their opponent, despite employing "physical methods and pepper spray".

The coppers' dog then weighed in, "to no avail", and it finally took a third officer armed with a Taser to bring the matter to an electrifying conclusion.

Staff Sgt Rob Piercy said: "This is an instance where the Taser saved this man's life. He was very strong and athletic, and it was difficult to arrest him."

The man was taken to hospital where tests revealed he "may have been under the influence of drugs or alcohol". He was later released on "a promise to appear in court" and could face charges of "mischief and assault". ®

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