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    Man bursts into flames after being shot by a taser gun

    Now that's something you don't see every day. Hope not anyway.

    Man bursts into flames after being shot by a taser gun
    http://www.dailymail.co.uk/pages/liv...n_page_id=1811

    Police are investigating the firey death of a man who burst into flames after dousing himself in petrol and then being shot with a taser gun.

    Officers used the gun after the man had poured gasoline over himself.

    Juan Flores Lopez, 47, died on Tuesday at a hospital in Texas.

    Police initially used pepper spray when they tried to take Lopez into custody. Then they used the Taser. Some stun guns emit an electric spark when they deliver the jolt of electricity.

    The Texas Rangers were also investigating whether a lighter that was on the porch could have contributed to the fire.

    "We don't know what ignited the fire," police said.

    No one else was injured in the confrontation. It was unclear whether Lopez had been charged with anything.

    Two of his sons who live nearby said their father had been threatening for months to burn himself and his house. His wife was seeking a divorce and he did not want to have to leave the house, the sons said.

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    The only thing I feel is sympathy for the officers who had to watch the guy burn.
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    I guess this comes down to training. I just went through the Taser instructors course and they told us NOT to tase if the person has poored any flamable shit on them selfs, to include OC.
    Just because your sign off after you're shift is done, doesn't mean that it's over and put blinders on. You're a cop 24/7 wether you like it or not. If thats something you can't handle, you should find a new line of work!

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    Quote Originally Posted by tjpuclik2 View Post
    I guess this comes down to training. I just went through the Taser instructors course and they told us NOT to tase if the person has poored any flamable shit on them selfs, to include OC.
    Quite sensible. I did wonder if flammable materials were part of training.

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    All of the OC for our dpeartment is non flammable....for that very reason.
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    Shocking...simply shocking.

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    I thought this was going to be an article about spontaneous human combustion....all I saw at first was "Man bursts into flames."




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    I don't know the whole story here. Suffice it to say, IF the Taser was used in defense of an officer or officers, or if the guy lunged at officers, then fuckit, let the guy burn. If they watched the guy pour gas on himself, and someone decided to use the Taser in order to place the guy into custody, well let's just say that wasn't the brightest move. I will reserve judgment, though, until the rest of the story comes out.
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