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Posts tagged as: taser
Sunday, June 14, 2009
Saturday, July 26, 2008
‘The Michigan wedding of Durango newlyweds Andy and Ania Somora came to an abrupt end last weekend after the bride and groom were tasered by local police and spent their wedding night in jail.
Police arrest Ania Somora at her wedding reception Saturday night at Burnison Art Gallery in Chikaming Township, Mich.
According to a news release from the Chikaming Township (Mich.) Police Department, Officer Jeff Enders responded Saturday to the Burnison Art Gallery in Lakeside, Mich., after gallery owner Judi Burnison asked for assistance with unruly guests at the Somoras’ wedding reception. [..]
Skowron said the crowd got particularly unruly after police handcuffed Andy Somora’s father and put him in the back of a police cruiser. He said the elder Somora, whom he described as “a distinguished older gentleman,” was trying to talk to Enders to defuse the situation.
“I didn’t believe it, but I witnessed it. It was brutal, and that’s when Andy got really mad,” he said.
Skowron said Andy Somora had to be restrained by police and was tasered at least twice. His wife also received a shock because she was touching her husband during one of the incidents. Skowron said husband and wife were both arrested, but Chikaming police would not confirm that claim, and no mention of the use of a taser is included in the news release.’
Monday, July 21, 2008
‘Family members are angry and speaking out after Dayton police used a stun gun on a woman who is blind and suffering from cancer. Police said they were looking for a suspect when they knocked on Denise Harris’s door Thursday morning. But according to both police and witnesses, things quickly got out of hand and Harris was tased.
“She was able to force herself down on to the floor and not be cooperative, grabbing on to the detective. A taser was dry stunned onto her arm to control her hand movement, then she was cuffed,” said Sgt. Charles Anderson.
Her family said she was yelling at officers because she was scared.
“She was terrified. She was extremely terrified,” said Harris’s niece, Dionna. “She was scared because the person identified themselves as a police officer. But she’s been robbed before by someone using the same technique.” [..]
“She’s blind and they pulled her off her Futon, handcuffed her and tased her because he said she swung at him. She can’t see,” said Harris’s sister Elvita Harris. “I’m very frustrated and upset. Dayton police need to implement a sensitivity program.”
Neighbors said they told officers she was blind and sick.’
Saturday, May 31, 2008
‘A call for a woman armed with a taser at a high school Wednesday morning turned out to be a man in a dress. [..]
“As we were walking up to the classroom, I saw some guy in a dress, in pink rubber boots. It looked pretty ridiculous, I’m not going to lie,” said senior Ian Metz. He says he wasn’t scared by the stranger until he thought he saw a gun in the man’s hand.
It was actually a taser, but it was enough to send Metz running into class to tell his teacher.
“It’s going to sound completely out of nowhere, but there’s a man out there with a gun and pink boots,” Metz told his teacher. [..]
“He has posted a lot of things on the internet that certainly need to be cleared up,” said Cmdr. Tor Bjornstad, Olympia Police. [..]
In the Capital High School Tragedy posting, there is a thread that reads “In about an hour or so, teens from Capital High School will be parking out from my house, and littering as usual. If i (sic) SHOOT ONE, perhaps the FIRST ONE TO PARK OUTSIDE, Can i (sic) PLEASE HAVE SOMEONE TO TALK TO ABOUT MY GENDER ISSUES?”‘
Tuesday, May 20, 2008
‘Blake Dwyer remembers pain:
“I thought a swarm of wasps was after me,” the 17-year-old Guyer High School athlete said. “I was trying to fight them off.”
He doesn’t remember the epileptic seizure he suffered July 18, 2007, when he was 16.
He doesn’t remember fighting to keep from being tied to a stretcher or hitting a paramedic.
His brother, Travis Baker, 17, remembers all of it. He recalls screaming at Corinth police to stop shocking Blake with a Taser. His mother, Deana, remembers hearing Travis crying on the telephone.
“He was saying, ‘Blake is having a seizure, and they’re hurting him,'” she said.’
Thursday, February 7, 2008
‘During a convention demonstrating how to use taser guns over 3000 people volunteered to be tazed in order to experience the effect.’
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Thursday, January 31, 2008
‘A former Albany man has been sentenced to 46 months in prison for using a high-voltage stun gun on his 18-month-old son.
Rian Wittman was arrested in February and agreed to a plea bargain last year. The sentence was imposed Friday.
Prosecutor Reed Dinsmore said the stun gun delivered 30,000 volts during testing.
“This is a case of a father torturing his 18-month-old son,” prosecutor Reed Dinsmore said. “Why? We can’t tell.”
He said it’s not yet known whether the child will suffer long-term nerve or neurological damage. [..]
“He described to her that he used the stun gun to play peekaboo with the child,” Dinsmore said. “The mother did not report the incident, and that was a mistake on her part.”‘
Friday, November 9, 2007
‘When Shawn Hicks returned to his North Braddock home on Stokes Avenue after a Saturday night out on the town with friends, he didn’t bother turning on the lights.
Instead of heading to his bedroom, Mr. Hicks, a 29-year-old business major at Point Park University, plopped himself face down and fully dressed on his cream-colored leather sofa in his living room. He also neglected to deactivate his home security system, which has a silent alarm.
Surrounded by the darkness and familiar comforts of his home, Mr. Hicks was asleep within five minutes. He didn’t know it at the time, but he was not destined to have sweet dreams that night.
“I felt a lot of voltage going through my body,” Mr. Hicks said recalling the events of that late July weekend. “That’s what woke me up.”‘
Friday, November 2, 2007
‘Salt Lake police say even a taser wasn’t enough to subdue a man who was wandering naked at a Super 8 Motel.
Employees called police when Michael Ellis repeatedly exited his room naked.
When officers arrived, Ellis refused to cooperate and resisted arrest. Police say they tasered him, struck him with batons, and then still had to wrestle him to the ground.’
Thursday, September 20, 2007
This guy tells the girl to lay down, close her eyes and trust him.
I bet she won’t be doing that again. 🙂
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Saturday, September 15, 2007
‘A teenager has been sentenced to six years in a young offenders’ institute for attacking two teachers, one of whom was shot with a 950,000-volt stun gun.
Marvin Airey, 19, from Redcatch Road, Bristol, temporarily paralysed maths teacher Peter Kelly outside Ashton Park School in Bristol last October.
He also punched a female teacher, who fractured her skull in the attack.
Bristol Crown Court heard Airey, a drug user with many previous convictions, bought the stun gun over the internet.’
Tuesday, August 14, 2007
‘Police have used a stun gun to subdue a man who smeared himself with faeces and blood after being thrown out of a Gold Coast nightclub.
Officers were called after a security guard was assaulted by a man who had been evicted from the club in Orchid Avenue, Surfers Paradise, around 3.30am (AEST) today.
By the time officers arrived, the man had undressed himself and covered his entire body in faeces and blood, police said.’
Tuesday, July 10, 2007
‘The delivery man told officers he was taking pizza and sodas to an apartment in the area about 8:30 p.m. when two men approached him and demanded the food and beverages. As one of the men grabbed them, the delivery man felt a shock and pain in his back that officers later determined was from a Taser, according to a police statement recounting the episode.
The delivery man was not seriously injured, according to the statement.’
Thursday, May 24, 2007
‘It was just a little stun gun fun, but a police officer who demonstrated his Taser by zapping a willing subject in the genitals has drawn a warning from his bosses.
Officer Randy Reynolds ran into trouble when video of the incident last spring was posted on YouTube.com. The unidentified man wasn’t injured, and onlookers can be heard laughing in the background.
Interim Police Chief Larry Dickerson said Tuesday that Reynolds had been attending a social gathering, but was in uniform and on his way to work at the time. The man repeatedly asked Reynolds to use the weapon on him, and Reynolds eventually obliged – twice.’
Saturday, March 10, 2007
‘Fran Bernstein wants what is best for her severely autistic, 48-year-old son.
So do those operating the Chicago group home where Bradley Bernstein lives.
But they disagree on what is the best way to respond when the stockily built Bradley begins a violent outburst.
His mother has long relied upon a small jolt from a cattle prod to calm her son down.
But disability advocacy groups, as well as the company running Bradley’s group home, Trinity Services, are shunning the shock punishments, which state legislators outlawed last year. [..]
“Most of the time, if he starts acting up and beating his head, we just show it to him and that’s sufficient,” Fran Bernstein said. “We had a judge sign an order saying it was OK to do with proper care, to let him live a decent life. The whole point of doing this was to protect him.”‘
Thursday, February 1, 2007
`A high school lunch period was disrupted Monday by a greased, naked student who ran around screaming and flailing his arms until police twice used a stun gun on him, authorities said.
Taylor Killian, 18, had rubbed his body with grapeseed oil to keep from being caught, and got up after the first time he was shocked to continue running toward a group of frightened students huddled in a corner at Westerville North High School, Lt. Jeff Gaylor said.
“That prank went a little farther than he intended, I guess,” Gaylor said. [..]
Police said that an administrator ordered Killian to stop, but that the student made a sexual gesture and kept running.
Killian is in jail and charged with inducing panic, public indecency, resisting arrest and disorderly conduct.’
Monday, January 29, 2007
‘A man who used a stun gun on his 79-year-old grandmother-in-law was arrested for investigation of domestic violence assault. [..]
The argument began Wednesday morning when his 7-month-old son tried to grab electrical wires, de Bruyn told The Columbian newspaper of Vancouver.
Fearing the boy would shock himself, he told the boy “no” and gave the child a swat on his bottom. De Bruyn said his grandmother-in-law told him that was child abuse and threatened to have the child taken away. He said he then told her to leave.
After arguing, he pulled out his Taser stun gun and told her he would use it on her if she didn’t leave within 60 seconds. He counted down, and when she didn’t leave, he shocked her on her right shoulder. She did not need medical attention.’
Friday, January 19, 2007
`Charles Littleton, 22, was defiant, even after being Tasered by police, when he resisted efforts to remove him from a Saginaw, Mich., City Council meeting. He said he had to stand up for his right to wear his Los Angeles Dodgers baseball cap, despite a rule banning hats for men inside. “It means more than just a hat,” he said. “It’s like my crown. It’s like asking a king to remove his crown.”’
Wednesday, January 10, 2007
‘Erik Estrada, Jack Osbourne, La Toya Jackson and Wee Man get tasered during training on Armed & Famous’
That’ll teach ’em.
Friday, January 5, 2007
`Tampa police said a stun gun was used to subdue a 69-year-old man who tried to hit two officers with a metal cane.
Authorities said Nathaniel Youman swung the silver cane at another person before two officers came to his home Wednesday.
Reports say Youman was warned to drop the cane, but he refused. The officer asked again and warned Youman that he would be hit with a stun gun if he didn’t comply.
Police said Youman refused and tried to swing the cane at both officers. He was then hit by a stun gun and arrested.
Youman is charged with felony aggravated assault with a deadly weapon.’
Tuesday, January 2, 2007
`Chloe, a 14-foot female Burmese python and the only serpent at the Tarpon Springs Aquarium, was considered the favorite among the animals.
But on Saturday, Chloe likely mistook the hand of 18-year-old Alison Cobianchi, an aquarium employee and St. Petersburg College freshman, for a rabbit and attacked, sinking her teeth into Cobianchi’s knuckles and wrapping around her arm and waist.
It took a police Taser to get Chloe to turn her victim loose and return to her cage.’
Thursday, December 21, 2006
`Officials with the Lafayette Police Department stand by their use of a Taser gun during a Sunday morning altercation with a nude, and allegedly combative, 29-year-old Carencro man, who would later die at a local hospital from unknown complications.
Officials are waiting on an autopsy report to determine the exact cause of Terrill Enard’s death.
According to Lafayette police Sgt. Mark Francis, police believe Enard was under the influence of some type of unknown substance. Francis said Enard was strong, aggressive, combative and unresponsive.’
Monday, December 18, 2006
The police woman tasers the security guard, leaving him convulsing on the ground whilst the shoplifter get away.
Saturday, December 2, 2006
`A police officer used a Taser to subdue a python that had wrapped itself around a man’s arm and would not let go. Steve Crilly, 47, was feeding a rat to the eight-foot-long albino Burmese python, which belongs to his daughter, when it when it bit his left hand and wrapped tightly around his left arm Wednesday night, Uniontown patrolman Ray Miller said.
“The snake was on his arm and was eating his hand,” Miller told the Herald-Standard of Uniontown for Friday’s editions. Crilly “was very calm, considering there was a good bit of blood,” he said.’
Saturday, November 25, 2006
`A constable who took a Taser to a central Auckland domestic dispute wound up shocking himself and a 16-year-old and later pepper-spraying an innocent 21-year-old woman.
The constable accidentally blasted himself with the Taser’s 50,000 volts as he reloaded the weapon while trying to stun a man at the centre of the domestic incident on October 1. One shot accidentally struck the man’s teenage son.
After five attempts to hit the man, the officer eventually used pepper spray. This hit the man’s 21-year-old daughter, also an unintended target.
The man eventually gave himself up. The constable, who had had Taser training, was not injured.’
Monday, October 2, 2006
`A middle school employee on Tuesday pleaded guilty to charges that he used a stun gun on a student.
Shaun Ellis, 25, faces probation to six months in prison after pleading guilty to second-degree assault, prosecutor Kerri Lombardi said.
Ellis, who worked in an after-school program at Horace Mann Middle School, called a boy out class Jan. 11 and took him to the school’s empty auditorium.
The boy said Ellis told him he was in trouble for tripping a girl the night before at an after-school basketball game, shocked him three times and punched him in the stomach, Lombardi said.
The boy described the shocks as “like 1,000 bee stings,” she said.’
Thursday, August 31, 2006
A policeman manages to shoot himself in the leg with his tazer when he tries to put it back in the holster. Then he falls over.
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Thursday, August 10, 2006
`A North Texas man in jail on charges of impersonating a police officer and robbery said he did it to save lives.
Micheal Reilley said he saw someone driving a pickup truck erratically on Interstate 30 in Dallas Sunday morning.
Reilley, thinking the driver of the truck was under the influence, called 911 and said he was an Arlington officer in need of assistance. [..]
Before Dallas police arrived, the driver of the pickup truck, Carlos Lopez, pulled over.
Reilley, still claiming to be a police officer, also pulled over. The two men started fighting after Reilley identified himself as a officer and asked for Lopez’s wallet. Reillen then shot Lopez 10 times with a Taser gun, police said.’
Tuesday, July 18, 2006
`It took five police officers, three hits with a Taser gun, leg straps and a spit bag to subdue a 5-foot tall, 105-pound woman who entered a Waukesha home and attacked a couple she didn’t know with a metal pooper scooper and scissors, authorities said.
Still kicking after being strapped and handcuffed, the woman was carried by police out of the home in a bag, and she looked “like a sack of potatoes,” the homeowner said.
Leisa K. Reed, 47, who told authorities she smoked crack cocaine before the incident, was charged Monday with two felonies [..]’