Aug 04 2010
We hear tales of police brutality every day, with people being tasered for no reason, but as it turns out, those tasers ARE good for something, showing bears what’s what.
The Anchorage Police Department told the public to avoid using Tasers in bear attacks unless there is an immediate risk to one’s life or property, The Anchorage Daily News reported Tuesday.
Police issued the statement Monday following the July 22 actions of Lt. Dave Parker, who used a personal Taser C2 on a black bear who got into a fish fryer near his house.
Following the shock treatment, the bear “went inverted, with feet in the air, growling and crying at the same time, flailing with his feet,” Parker told the paper a day after the incident. “He actually rolled off the porch.”
My favorite part of that is that the police department says not to use a taser in a bear attack unless there is an immediate risk to one’s life or property. Uh, I’m sorry, is there some other kind of “non-risky” bear attack I don’t know about?
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