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Caught On Tape: Cops Taser Man In Diabetic Shock

Caught On Tape: Cops Taser Man In Diabetic Shock

EL RENO, Okla. (CBS) ― An Oklahoma driver ended up on the wrong side of a police taser because a medical condition left him helpless.

El Reno police officers approached a vehicle that had spun-out on the interstate. Inside was a man who they thought was drunk or on drugs.
The man was wrestled out of his truck on Interstate 40 because he wasn't cooperating with police. Moments later police tazed the man.

After several attempts officers were finally able to get the combative man into custody. What they don't realize is the 53-year-old wasn't drunk or on drugs. He's was in severe diabetic shock. In fact, his blood sugar level at the time was 11.

Experts say a person suffering from diabetic shock will often show signs or symptoms closely related to somebody who's intoxicated. That can include confusion, aggression, shaking, swea

Added: Dec-16-2008 Occurred On: Dec-10-2008
By: Mutamed
Tags: caught, on, tape, cops, taser, man, in, diabetic, shock, elreno, low, blood, sugar
Location: El Reno, Oklahoma, United States (load item map)
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