Cops have one of the toughest jobs in the world. So a little workplace levity to ease the tension that police officers face every day doesn’t seem like a bad idea. That is, until a dumbass cop tasers the ass of a female colleague. At this point, a little workplace levity becomes a little workplace sexual harassment, or at the very least a dumbass idea when the workplace is Police Headquarters!
Here’s the deal: a lady cop goes over to a male colleague and shows him something on her iPod. He then pulls out his taser (thank, God that’s all he pulled out) and started chasing the lady cop around the police department building and the dumbass tases his female co-worker in her ass! That’s his first problem. his second problem is the fact that the police department has video cameras in every possible place! His third problem is that there are several fellow police officers witnessing this whole ass-tasing! The guy cop’s next problem is that the local media are on this story like a duck on a June bug, which leads to the guy’s next problem – Lt. Rich Gibbons, who, despite the fact that he is an accomplished Sheriff’s Deputy, he is also a dumbass. While being interviewed about the incident by a local TV station, Lt. Gibbons said (this is an exact quote) “It wasn’t done as a malicious act, but it was horseplay utilizing a Taser.” What.The Frak.? “Horseplay utilizing a taser”? It is my understanding that all police officers go through taser training which includes having the taser used on their own selves. It is also my understanding that a taser dispenses an electric shock of about 50,000 volts! Now, it may just be me, but if I were to be hit with 50,000 volts, my gazebos would would somehow go back to from whence they came, and I would have to change my name to Tobina. thanks, but no thanks. Lt. Gibbons then chimes in with this classic, “My reaction is that it’s not tolerable” because it’s on taxpayer time. That utterance in and of itself leads us in new direction of dumbassery, but that’s for another time.
Again, let me say that I have done a lot of work with police departments all over the state of Texas as a media guy back in the day, and I have nothing but the greatest respect and admiration for an often thankless but dangerous job that they do. That said, I am only highlighting this one incident, in which a lone cop acts like a dumbass. My advice to the dumbass cop with the tasering the ass fetish, next time man up and show her your night stick. Dumbass.