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Police Call Abusive Jets Fan’s Stun-gun Claim False

The Indianapolis Star via YellowBrix

January 26, 2010

Police arrested to New York Jets fans they said were belligerent and abusive while tailgating before Sunday’s play-off game.

Patrick Mallon, 26, Bricktown, N.J., and John P. Edmonson, 55, York, Maine, were each charged with public intoxication and disorderly conduct at 3:15 p.m. Sunday in the parking lot of Lucas Oil Stadium. Advertisement

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Speedway Police Officer Jeffrey McCleerey wrote in a report that the two men were throwing beer and yelling at people before the game started.

But contrary to claims Mallon made in the New York Post, he was never shocked with a stun gun, said Speedway Police Assistant Charles Upchurch.

“The Taser was deployed and it connected with his back but it was never activated,” Upchurch said. “You have to activate the charge for it to be a ‘tase,’ but the officers had the situation under control.”

The officer with the stun gun was a Whitestown police officer who was working with McCleerey.

McCleerey said he told the Jets fans to stop throwing beer at people but they ignore him “continued to yell and curse at me and other people in the lot.”

He said both men had bloodshot eyes and slurred speech.


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    rsironron

    over 4 years ago

    5220 Comments

    I'm with everyone else, my taser when deployed produces the shock at the same time, I never heard of a delayed tase.

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    bklyn

    over 4 years ago

    762 Comments

    i guess "under control " means deploying your taser.
    throwing (wasting) beer - thats an arrestable offense in itself. lol

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    JP503

    over 4 years ago

    7616 Comments

    I have never heard of a delayed Tase. So what if he did get Tased, if you want to act an A** in public and a cop tries to cut you a break and you continue to act an A**, well then you get what you deserve. I have a feeling the guy was not to cooperative when he was being arrested, just a hunch.

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    Whalewatcher

    over 4 years ago

    11190 Comments

    Hope these two enjoyed the game on the jail's black-and-white TV .....

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    wild_card2006

    over 4 years ago

    670 Comments

    Sounds like there is more to this story than meets the eye. As others have already pointed out the charge comes at the same time as deployment. As I recall from training it is the electrical connection which actually pops the gas primer which shoots the probes out, hence the charge happens before the probes even exit the weapon. HMMMMMMMMMMMMMMM

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    creekcop

    over 4 years ago

    1056 Comments

    The last I knew, the shock was administered at the same time as contact.

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    revCCBeasley

    over 4 years ago

    2944 Comments

    More of ,,,,Ok I will wait

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    TXPD

    over 4 years ago

    332 Comments

    Same here. How did he deploy the probes without actually tasing the subject? Unless he took off the cartridge, pressed it against the guy and threatened to activate it...

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    cookincop

    over 4 years ago

    214 Comments

    Has anyone heard of a delayed tase??? Please advise because mine doesn't work like that.

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