Anchorage, Alaska police officer Lt. Dave Parker used his Taser on a problem bear last week.
After the small black bear got into a fish
fryer on the porch, Parker decided to try a novel approach to
deconditioning the animal to people, he said. He armed himself with a
backup firearm and a personal Taser C2, which launches a 30-second
burst of 100,000 volts, Parker said.
“I thought, ‘Here is a wonderful opportunity to give this a test,’ ”
Parker said. He fired out the window and hit the bear in the shoulder
from about 15 feet, he said.
bear promptly went inverted, with feet in the air, growling and crying
at the same time, flailing with his feet,” Parker said. “He actually
rolled off the porch.”
When it was done, the bear sat up, shook his head, seemingly to
regain his wits, and then bolted “faster than any bear I’ve ever seen,”
“Hopefully, he’s associating electrification with getting into mischief in people’s homes,” Parker said.
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