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Deputy Accidentally Tasers Sheriff

MUDCAT FALLS -- Sheriff Atticus W. Moosejowl found himself on the receiving end of 50,000 volts when Deputy Barney LaBonte inadvertently fired his M26 Advanced Taser Gun at his off-duty boss who was rolling a line at the West Bank's Tornado Alley Bowl-A-Rama.

LaBonte was responding to a 9-1-1 call from alley pro Eddie "Slick" Layne for a disturbance by unruly gang bowlers who were disrupting league play.

"Boy, he just dropped like a downed bull elephant. He was screaming for joy at what should have been the final strike of the very first perfect game of his bowling career and I guess the deputy mistook him for one of the troublemakers," said Moosejowl teammate Reverend Arnold Dieselspiel, who was on-deck at the time and witnessed the entire incident. "Too bad he fell across the foul line and ended up with a 290."

The ADVANCED TASER product uses proprietary technology to incapacitate dangerous, combative, or high-risk subjects that may be impervious to other non-lethal means by completely overriding the central nervous system and directly controlling the skeletal muscles with a powerful 18 to 26 watt electrical signal. This EMD effect causes an uncontrollable contraction of the muscle tissue, allowing the M-Series to physically debilitate a target regardless of pain tolerance or mental focus.

Moosejowl was treated and released at Calabash County Memorial Hospital.

LaBonte has been reassigned to administrative and janitorial duties for an indefinite period of time.



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