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Officer Repels Problem Bear with Taser

Anchorage Daily News via YellowBrix

July 23, 2010

ANCHORAGE – A problem bear that has been frequenting Hillside homes and yards in recent weeks was subjected to shock therapy from police spokesman Lt. Dave Parker’s Taser on Thursday morning.

After the small black bear got into a fish fryer on the porch, Parker decided to try a novel approach to deconditioning the animal to people, he said. He armed himself with a backup firearm and a personal Taser C2, which launches a 30-second burst of 100,000 volts, Parker said.

“I thought, ‘Here is a wonderful opportunity to give this a test,’ " Parker said. He fired out the window and hit the bear in the shoulder from about 15 feet, he said.

“The bear promptly went inverted, with feet in the air, growling and crying at the same time, flailing with his feet,” Parker said. “He actually rolled off the porch.”

When it was done, the bear sat up, shook his head, seemingly to regain his wits, and then bolted “faster than any bear I’ve ever seen,” he said.

“Hopefully, he’s associating electrification with getting into mischief in people’s homes,” Parker said.


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    AKangel

    over 3 years ago

    4950 Comments

    Good Job Lt. Parker, too funny and good thinking on performing this act from the window with backup rifle,
    The Big just in case.....

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    DocThomas

    over 3 years ago

    2122 Comments

    BWAHAHAHA!!! I gotta good laugh outta this. Glad everyone is alright, including the bear, who hopefully stays out of backyards from now on.

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    usa_24

    over 3 years ago

    5022 Comments

    I got a good laugh out this. Great job by Lt. Parker. That is one way to get rid of a problem bear. I bet that bear won't be coming back there anytime soon.

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    darsavmo

    over 3 years ago

    11344 Comments

    Guess Taser International has a great add idea thanks to Lt. Parker. Taser will stop even a Bear...

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    bfriskey

    over 3 years ago

    980 Comments

    These guys are definitely one of a kind..Back-up ? 4.6 hours away.... Armed ?? Yep, got my 6 shooter and winter clothes enough to supply a typical New Yorker..... Vehicle ?? Yep, got my snowmobile... Radio ?? OUT HERE!!!! Need backup ?? Nope , just 9 gang members with full autos and 1 black bear..just routine evening( 6 month evening THAT's why it always sounds so bad ???????) Great job thanks for NOT hurting the animal AND providing safety to the civilians.Maybe that will become ROUTINE bear call, as opposed to termination, yeah they have to kill bears which get too close to humans..sad

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    OFFICER_K_CPD

    over 3 years ago

    2296 Comments

    Nice.

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    j0ksta2000

    over 3 years ago

    932 Comments

    he wasn't growling, he was yelling HEY BOO BOO!

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    wolfgirljess

    over 3 years ago

    20 Comments

    Nicely done

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    Whalewatcher

    over 3 years ago

    10922 Comments

    Glad the Lt. armed himself with a firearm in case the Taser didn't have enough "influence" on the bruin; also glad the bear is OK. Hope this cures him of human contact for good, for his own good.

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    Cat_D

    over 3 years ago

    9610 Comments

    Dang for a minute I thought our FreezieBear had gotten herself in trouble !!! Good job officer !! Maybe that's one less bear that gets put down as a problem !

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    Shotgunblast

    over 3 years ago

    100 Comments

    Nice innovation Officer!!!!!!!!

    I don't think I'd try it on a Griz though.

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    DDemlong

    over 3 years ago

    2238 Comments

    Stop a Bull yes, stop a bear, double yes... Taser needs to change their stats. " packs enough punch to stop a bear and send em runnin' "

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    propbraker

    over 3 years ago

    894 Comments

    lol.....sounds good to me!
    That Bear is probably half way to Russia by now.

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    Anonymous

    over 3 years ago

    Needless to say, the Lt. is an interesting guy! :)

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    Anonymous

    over 3 years ago

    Lt. Parker was INSIDE the house; he Tased the bear through an open window.

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