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Canada Police will taser you – even in a hospital bed

Police subdue vicious 82 year-old guy on oxygen lying in a hospital bed by tasering him three times …

An elderly man in Kamloops, B.C., was zapped three times on the torso by a police stun gun while lying on his hospital bed, CBC News has learned.

Frank Lasser, 82, appeared fragile Thursday when he showed the Taser marks on his body and talked about the ordeal he went through Saturday.

RCMP said nurses called police after Lasser became delirious and pulled a knife out of his pocket.

Lasser told CBC News that he sometimes becomes delusional when he can’t breathe properly.

He said he couldn’t explain why he refused to let go of the knife even after the Mounties arrived.

Lasser said there were three RCMP officers in his hospital room and believes they could have easily handled him without the use of a Taser.

They could have gone in there and taken an old man without any trouble at all

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May 9, 2008 Posted by | In the news | Leave a comment