Man in Need of Medical Attention Gets Tasered By Skittish Police Instead
December 10, 2008
It looks like we all need to be sure we don't have any kind of medical emergency while driving these days or risk being shot through with electricity for failing to hop to quickly enough when the authorities demand it.
In Oklahoma, a driver goes into severe diabetic shock, but instead of getting help, he's tasered and then handcuffed.
This video shows what happened in El Reno, Oklahoma last month after the man's truck spun out on the interstate.
The town's police chief says his officers thought the 53-year-old man was under the influence of drugs or alcohol and was resisting arrest.
He says after they realized that wasn't the case, they called an ambulance.