Thursday, June 22, 2006

I Want a Taser!

I watch A & E and the Discovery Channel. I've seen the clips of police officers using a taser on each other for demonstration purposes, but today I got to see it used for real.

Some erratic driver was caught live on tape escaping from the local police in the next town over.  The traffic helicopter joined the chase. Those of us watching the morning news could see the guy drive off the road into a grassy area followed by three cop cars.  He got out of his car and started to run but turned around to face the cops.

The officers got out and surrounded the guy who was gesturing like a crazy man. You could tell they were yelling at him to get down on the ground, but the guy was using his hands and screaming at them while refusing to do what they asked.

BLAMO!!!!!  Well, maybe ZZZZZZZZZAAAAAPPPP! is more accurate.

He was down so fast Mrs. Linklater had to wait for the replay later to realize what happened.

COOL. Gotta get me one of those. Can you use it to get dates? Or split a watermelon when you don't have a knife?


screaminremo303 said...

You can buy your own through

I don't know about cutting a watermelon, but it sure fries the hell out of a cricket.

ladeeoftheworld said...

A citizen (I could use a better descriptor) died last night in our town after a cop taser'd him.  Oh well.  Don't resist.  It's all so simple.

I think I want a taser too.

swibirun said...

Can you imagine the fun you could have with one at cocktail parties?