Canadian cops taser 'naked and agitated' man
Baton, dog and pepper spray fail to do the trick
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". ®
@the Taser saved this man's life
If the guy doesn't feel any pain or fear - your chouices are to club him unconscious or shoot him.
Both of which are likely to lead to bad outcomes.
Tazer as an alternative to a bullet or fractured skull = good
Tazer as ana alternative to simpyl talking to someone = bad
Taser used appropriately?
How is this a story? Finally the taser used in an appropriate manner. We want to read about the cops tasing old ladies and torturing already subdued suspects to death....Can we clone those officers and replace the entire US police force with them?
If it was the UK he would have had a "indecent exposure" rap and an obligation to sign the sex offenders list in a jiffie. With a few ASBOs for decorative purposes to boot.