Mounties Taser 82 Year Old Man in Hospital Bed

Here is a little story about those brave Canadian Mounted Police Officers up in Canada, Frank Lasser, 82, was subdued in his hospital bed because he was not willing to relinquish a small pocket knife he was holding.  This guy just came out of heart bypass surgery recently and when unable to breathe properly becomes delusional.  He said he couldn’t explain why he refused to let go of the knife even after the Mounties arrived.  There were three Mounties present so I can’t imagine why they had to resort to using a taser gun, talk about excessvive force.

Here is a couple of amusing quotes from the officers, “Whether the person is 80 or 20, we are dealing with a person who had a deadly weapon in their hand,” Cpl. Scott Wilson told CBC News.  “We could not deploy our … pepper spray, because we could potentially contaminate the entire hospital.”  Gimmie a break!