Tuesday, January 09, 2007

Idiots line up to be tasered

Strange Bedfellows

Deanna Brooks (Miss May 1998) and Alison Waite (Miss May 2006) are signing photos (there is a line), and a handful of Nascar-suited guys help volunteers experience a Tasering first-hand.

That’s right, people are asking to be Tasered. They scream. They fall down. They get picked back up.

“What it does is it jams the nervous system,” explains Kevin Grieve, a salesman for the Scottsdale, Ariz., company. The C2, which comes in black pearl, titanium silver, electric blue and metallic pink, releases 50,000 volts for up to 30 seconds — “a lifetime” if you’re the one on the other end, he said. It can be used about 50 times before recharging.

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