Saturday, June 24, 2006


Sheriff’s Deputy Mistakes Pistol for Taser

`A sheriff’s deputy who was trying to get a man down from a tree shot and wounded him after mistakenly pulling a gun instead of a Taser, authorities say. [..]

The man had been climbed a fig tree and stayed there for hours, talking to himself. Deputies were unsure whether he was intoxicated or psychotic, and they wanted to get him down before he hurt himself or others, Wilson said. [..]

Blakeslee said the man climbed down on his own after getting shot.

“He said, `Ow, that hurt. I’m coming down, I’m coming down,'” Blakeslee said.’

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