GUN Violent TX home invasion suspect shrugs off tazer, escapes

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  1. JaimeZX

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    DALLAS (AP) - Police learned something during a frenetic burglary call to an
    elderly couple's home: Tasers don't work on raccoons. Police arrived with
    guns drawn after receiving a 911 call from an 85-year-old man who heard
    noises near his front door Tuesday night.


    Officers surrounded the house but pretty quickly - in the words of the police
    report - "determined the suspect was a raccoon."

    In the meantime, the masked burglar apparently made its way into the house
    through the chimney. And that's when things got really interesting.

    With officers in pursuit, the raccoon took off through the house, ripping up
    Venetian blinds, pulling down drapes, knocking over a lamp and toppling a
    flowerpot
    . Finally, Officer Daniel Ek tried to let it out the back door when the
    suspect apparently turned threatening.

    "While unlocking the back door, the suspect ran at Officer Ek," the police report says.

    Ek used his taser, but the raccoon ran up the chimney with the stun gun's
    prongs in its back.
    An animal control officer tried unsuccessfully to flush it
    out with ammonia, homeowner Bill Hyde said in Thursday's editions of
    The Dallas Morning News.

    A neighbor helped secure the front of the fireplace to keep the raccoon from returning.
    The next morning, when the neighbor returned to put a cap on the chimney, the raccoon had escaped.
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    Like the cop that tried to tase a hog...

    Animals just aren't as impressed with our advanced techology. :eek3:
     

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