Texas Hero Bodyslams/Tazers Old Man…

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…over a dead inspection sticker:

 

“He just acted like a pit bull… I thought he was going to pull his gun and shoot me.”

76-year-old Pete Vasquez is slammed to the ground and tased by Victoria Texas Police Officer Nathanial Robinson.

VICTORIA, TX — An elderly man was slammed to the pavement and tased when a police officer mistakenly thought that he had violated the state’s “vehicle inspection sticker” law.

“He just acted like a pit bull… I thought he was going to pull his gun and shoot me.”

The victim, 76-year-old Pete Vasquez, was followed into the parking lot of the Adams Auto Mart when an officer believed that he had an expired sticker on the rear of his car. However, since his vehicle was licensed with dealer plates, it was exempt from vehicle inspections and associated stickers.

Dashcam video showed Victoria Officer Nathanial Robinson, 23, pull behind Mr. Vasquez’s vehicle and begin a verbal confrontation with him. The officer’s rap music, blaring from inside the cruiser, was so loud that the conversation was inaudible.

Approximately 30 seconds after exiting his vehicle, Officer Robinson went hands-on with Mr. Vasquez, twisting his arm behind his back, slamming him onto the cruiser, and then driving the old man into the parking lot.

The dashcam video, timestamped December 11, 2014, shows the encounter below:

After slamming the elderly man to the ground outside of camera view, Officer Robinson drew his taser on Mr. Vasquez and sent two electrical jolts into his body.

“He just acted like a pit bull, and that was it,” Mr. Vasquez told the Victoria Advocate. “For a while, I thought he was going to pull his gun and shoot me.”

A sales manager at the Auto Mart witnessed the assault, and was so disturbed by the use of force that he confronted the officer: “I told the officer, ‘What in the hell are you doing?’ This gentleman is 76 years old,” said 62-year-old Larry Urich. “The cop told me to stand back, but I didn’t shut up. I told him he was a g**damn Nazi Stormtrooper.”

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FOLLOW-UP: Officer Nathaniel Robinson has been placed on “administrative duty” pending the outcome of an internal investigation.

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2 COMMENTS

  1. I can understand his frustration. He’d just busted some kids for pot, let ’em go and then the shit was just swag, horrible taste, burning throat and no high whatsoever. That’s enough to ruin enforcer’s day. That guy he abused was asking for it, paying his taxes so this jerk-off could ride around in the cruiser, bust ass and listen to cRap music all day. Man, you hear ‘Kill Whitey” enough times and it’s just gotta come out doncha see?

  2. They’re acting like the police robots from “Elysium”. Maybe it’s time everyone carried a Tazer for protection.

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