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Mounties taser bed-ridden octagenarian
The Royal Canadian Mounted Police have once again demonstrated their enthusiasm for the Taser by zapping an 82-year-old hospital patient, CBC News reports.
Frank Lasser, of Kamloops, British Columbia, was in his local Royal Inland Hospital on 3 May suffering from pneumonia following heart bypass surgery which obliges him to remain permanently connected to an oxygen supply.
The RCMP said that “nurses called police after Lasser became delirious and pulled a knife out of his pocket”. When the Mounties arrived, the perp apparently refused to relinquish his weapon, at which point he was hit three times with a Taser.
Lasser recounted: “I was laying on the bed by then and the corporal came in, or the sergeant, I forget which it was, and said to the guys, ‘OK, get him because we got more important work to do on the street tonight.’ And then, bang, bang, bang, three times with the laser [sic], and I tell you, I never want that again.”