Tuesday, July 20, 2010

Man Named Peter Cox Gets 50,000 Volt Taser Shot Where It Hurts Most

Savor the irony of a guy named Peter Cox who gets a 50,000 volt blast in his package.
A man is threatening to sue police after an officer accidentally discharged a 50,000 volt Taser into his groin.

Peter Cox, 49, was on his way to do some landscaping work at the home of a friend when he noticed a police patrol car was following him.

He pulled over outside friend Donna Allen's house in Bridgwater, Somerset, but after a short conversation with police officers collapsed to the ground after being shot in the groin.

Police today confirmed the Taser weapon was accidentally discharged and an investigation was underway.

The incident comes after it emerged that police officers twice shot the gunman Raoul Moat with long-range 'shotgun' Tasers.

The device - which delivers a shock lasting 20 seconds, four times longer than the conventional Tasers - is still being tested by the Home Office and has not yet been 'type approved'.

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