Monday, June 26, 2006

Get Down From That Tree Or Else!

From the Washington Post:
BREMERTON, Wash. -- 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 deputy, a five-year veteran of the force whose name was not released, was placed on leave while Thursday's shooting is investigated.

Deputies carry both a Taser and a gun on their utility belts. The Taser, or stun gun, is similar in shape to the compact .40-caliber gun the deputy carried, sheriff's spokesman Scott Wilson said


Anonymous said...

Because the pressure to taze a guy in a tree doing nothing was so overwhelming as to disorient the police officer such that she mistook a handgun for a Taser. Good thing it will be cleared by the department.

And hey, it could be worse. He could be dead in New York...

Anonymous said...

"I'm the only one under this tree wif enuff skillz to handle this Tazer fotey."

Anonymous said...

Good Ghod! That loon hiding in a tree was seriously endangering that officer.

Or was this just an obedience thing again?