A 61-year-old myopic man got the shock of his life last Friday when he was inexplicably tazed by police in the English town of Chorley in Lancashire County. The cops had reportedly received word of a man armed with a samurai sword in the area, and being that they didn’t know their asses from their elbows, they figured he must’ve been dragging the ancient Japanese weapon along the ground as he ambled down the street.
As Chief Supt. Stuart Williams, of Chorley Police told the Lancashire Evening Post, “One of the officers believed he had located the offender. Despite asking the man to stop, he failed to do so and the officer discharged his taser. It then became apparent this man was not the person we were looking for and officers attended to him straight away.” You’d hope they could’ve come to that conclusion before sending a 60-year-old to the hospital, but apparently the two officers didn’t have enough brain cells between them to challenge a common houseplant to a staring contest.
As for the police stupidity brutality victim, Colin Farmer told the Evening Post “I walk at a snail’s pace. They could have walked past me, driven past me in the van, or said drop your weapon.” Yeah, I don’t see how he could’ve been considered such a threat that they’d taze him in the back, either. That’s a bloody load of bollocks, mate!