Skip to comments.Police: Taser Used On Nude 80-Year-Old Woman Attempting Hit Officers With Cane
Posted on 06/15/2012 4:48:18 PM PDT by null and void
Police in Dorchester County, S.C., used a Taser on a nude 80-year-old woman after she allegedly attempted to attack police with her walking stick. WCSC reports that when police answered a complaint of someone making loud noises in the area, they were met by an elderly woman wearing no clothes on her porch, reportedly hitting the steps of her porch with her cane.
According to police, the woman, who spoke confusingly, began to swing her cane at the officers when police tried to take it away from the nude woman. As police continued to talk the woman out of swinging her cane at them, another officer used his Taser on the womans back. The woman was immediately transported to a nearby medical facility for treatment.
When police investigated the area, they discovered that the woman, a former tenant, had broken three windows at the property after the owner attempted to give the deposit back to the woman.
WCSC reports that no charges were filed against the woman despite the $250 worth of property damage.
Let her swing, then move in and grab hold of the cane. You can take it from her in short order.
God we sure have a bunch of pussy cops these days.
What self-respecting 20-40 year old cop can’t take a cane from a frail 80 year old woman?
Why not just hit the woman with a hammer? Geez!
Boy she must be a tough 80 yr old woman. what an imbecile
Naked and 80 ? Nuke it from orbit. It’s the only way to be sure.
Police officers are not allowed to treat an 80-year old woman who is menacing them with a cane any differently than they treat a 19-year-old gang member who’s menacing them with a baseball bat.
If they treat the 80-year-old woman differently than the 19-year-old gang member, they risk being accused of racism.
Police are not allowed to use their judgement, lest they be accused of being “judgemental.”
Sorry, but that’s the way it is. We’re being forced to accept the lowest common denominator, and the lowest common denominator is getting lower and lower.
Oughta work just fine with a little old lady with a cane - don't think I'd use the third method though 'cause I wouldn't want to touch her. Yuck!
If she put some clothes on, she wouldn’t have to beat them off with her stick.
and beat the wife (or gay lover) when he got home...
As a former (ret.) police officer, I find this disgusting. If I couldn’t take a cane away from an 80 old without using a Taser, I would have turned in my badge.
Got that right. When I was in corrections (all 145 strapping pounds of me) I routinely restrained larger, heavier inmates without clubbing or any such action.
Sometimes I think modern cops have a taser quota.
Sort of like like attempting to kill a flea with a sledgehammer. Just think of the centuries men have existed without tasers!
Maybe these cops should go down to the local "Rent-a-Pair" for a fitting.
Hmmmm... An 80 year old nude swinger. I wonder where we can get a list of her meds?
didn't we all learn from Littleton??....
we need to go back to having a sheriff and a volunteer posse....
I’m with the cops. Now way am I going to grapple with a naked 80-year-old woman. I’m not Laz.
Did you forget the ‘/s’ on that post?
I’ll have to admit if I was the cop I wouldn’t want to “wrestle” with her either.
There was no excuse or necessity for using a taser on this woman.
At her age in her obvious ill health, it could be very dangerous.
If multiple officers cannot subdue an 80 year old woman, clothed or not, they’re pretty pitiful.
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