Tuesday, December 25, 2007

Police taser urinating man

POLICE have tasered a man after he refused to stop urinating on a shop window in Fortitude Valley this morning.

Officers observed the 24-year-old relieving himself on the shop window in the Brunswick Street Mall about 4.30am and directed him to stop.

When he refused, police arrested the man and he allegedly became violent.

Capsicum spray was deployed but had no effect on the man, and a taser was used to immediately subdue him.

A Bulimba man will appear in court on January 18 charged with public nuisance, obstructing police, and will be asked to make financial restitution for both the taser battery and refills for the capsicum spray.

"To be on the up and up, he'd a been ahead of the game if we just shot him in the bum," an unidentified officer reported, "that's only pennies compared to what we pay for the pepper and taser re-fills so next time we're thinking of first asking a perpetrator which he or she prefers."

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