Wednesday, January 30, 2008

Bicyclist tased when he runs for minor infraction

Don't run from the police. They have gadgets and stuff that makes that painful.

A man riding a bicycle with improper lighting equipment was shot with a Taser stun gun Wednesday night as he ran from a deputy who tried to stop him for the infraction.

"Hey I got an idea officer, let's both completely overreact to this situation!"

After repeated attempts, Glenn County sheriff's deputy Cale Smith said he finally got the attention of the rider on Sierra Street, who jumped from the bike and began running.

You can see he thought this through.
"Quick, out of the getaway car, we're slower on foot!"

After a half-block chase and several warnings from Smith that he would use the Taser, he did.

"You like this, don't you sir."

Sgt. Scott James said only one probe struck the man, identified as Omar Herrada Rivera, 39, and he received no shock.

Sounds like someone might have done something a little worse than improper lighting on a bike.

Rivera was transported to Glenn Medical Center, where he was cleared for booking into the Glenn County Jail on suspicion of resisting arrest, riding a bicycle without proper lighting, riding under the influence of alcohol and use of false citizenship/government documents.

Ah, and it all comes together at the end. Tie the bow.


Anonymous Anonymous said...

did he have blue eyes...blonde hair

February 01, 2008 2:05 PM  

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