Friday, January 5, 2007


Elderly Man Shot With Stun Gun For Swinging Cane At Officers

`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.’

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