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This story is really unbelievable.  A 19 year old kid is minding his own business in the shopping plaza where he works, listening to his iPod.  Some cops show up in response to a robbery alarm at a restaurant in the same shopping plaza.  The cops tell the kid to stop, but he doesn't hear their commands due to the iPod.  So the cops tase him.

The first time, [Officer Andrew] Mitchell zapped [high school senior Chris] Bauer for seven seconds. The Taser delivers a shock of 50,000 volts.

Because Bauer's hands were in his pockets when he was first shocked, he fell face-first, landing with his hands under his torso.

Mitchell zapped Bauer again for five seconds when he didn't respond to commands to show his hands.

These cops apparently were too lazy to even get out of their car before they resorted to tasering this kid.  Oh, and here's the topper:

Police later learned the initial report of a holdup at the restaurant was a false alarm.

Originally posted to Wynonie Harris on Fri Mar 28, 2008 at 02:35 PM PDT.

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