Woman Shoots Cop With His Own Taser
Jul 17 04:07 PM US/Eastern
DALLAS (AP) – A police officer was shot with his own Taser by a woman visiting his home, authorities said. Officer Charles Jeffers told investigators he’d stopped to use the restroom at his home Sunday night while on his way to investigate a burglary. He let a woman he knew into the house, leading to her accidentally shooting the Taser, according to a police report.
Jeffers, a four-year veteran of the Dallas department, was placed on restricted duty while police review the incident.
“We don’t know what happened,” said Lt. Vernon Hale, a police spokesman. “We’re trying to figure out what occurred out there.”
The woman said she picked up the Taser, believing it was a flashlight, while Jeffers was in the bathroom, according to the police report.
When Jeffers told her to put the Taser down, she was “startled and accidentally pulled the trigger,” the report said.
A Taser prong hit Jeffers in the chin. Paramedics removed the prong and Jeffers was not seriously injured, police said.
Do you think his buddies will bust his chops?Â Heh.