Florida Lawyer Slaps a Cop, Gets Tasered
November 28, 2008
A lawyer was stunned with a Taser twice this afternoon after he became upset at a Tampa Code Enforcement Board meeting, police say.Those poor cops must have been terrified when slapped that officer. He's lucky they had the tasers or they would have had to mow him down in a hail of gunfire.
Tampa lawyer Carl Roland Hayes, 53, was addressing the board when he became irate and verbally abusive, said Lt. Ronald McMullen of the Tampa Police Department. Officials asked Hayes to calm down, but he did not, McMullen said.
As Hayes was being escorted out of the meeting, he slapped an officer's face, McMullen said.
An officer used a Taser, but it had no obvious effect, police said. Hayes started "fighting and flailing," McMullen said, and an officer had to press the Taser against Hayes' body to "drive stun" him.