Wet Tasing

Yet another tasing scare, this one all the more notable because a) the victim was deaf and b) the victim was wet!!!

Donnell Williams had just gotten out of the bath tub, wearing only a towel around his waist, when he turned the corner to see guns pointing right at him.

“I ain’t never been so scared,” says Williams.

Police forced entry into Williams home while responding to a shooting, but it turned out to be a false call.  They had no idea at the time the call wasn’t real and that Williams is hearing impaired.  Without his hearing aid he is basically deaf.

This “misunderstanding” led to much remorse — on the part of the victim. The officer, well, his choices were “limited.” After all, Williams was only shouting that he was hearing impaired at the time… the officer wasn’t notified in advance, so he couldn’t wait that extra second.

Fortunately, he’s alive! 😀


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