No charges after US police taser 76-year-old man

No charges after US police taser 76-year-old man

Question: What do you do if a 76-year-old driving a tractor down a country street refuses to stop when you ask him to?

Answer: Use a taser, of course!

The Associated Press reported that police in Wyoming have said that they will not lay charges against police who used a taser to “subdue” a 76-year-old man who was driving an antique tractor down a road as part of a parade.

Police said the man ignored their directions to stop until they pulled in front of him.

“[Police chief] Sweet says an officer shocked Grose with a Taser, but that failed to subdue him,” the report said.

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