Fla. Man to Cops: 'Tase the Baby'

Suspect uses infant as human shield
By M. Morris,  Newser Staff
Posted Jan 4, 2010 4:29 PM CST
Tom Smith, chairman and co-founder of Taser, demonstrates the use of a Taser X26 device at the Global Security Asia exhibition, March 17, 2009, in Singapore.   (AP Photo/Wong Maye-E)
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(Newser) – A Florida man headed for a charge of resisting arrest found himself in even more trouble after brandishing an infant at sheriff's deputies ordered to Taser him and saying, "Tase the baby." Jorge Garcia is out on bail after being arrested early Friday in DeBary, between Daytona Beach and Orlando, and charged with child neglect and resisting an officer.

Deputies breaking up a fight made a traffic stop when they received a report of a weapon in a vehicle apparently driven by Garcia. He was swearing and "acting in an irrational manner," according to the arrest report, and that was before he told the officers what to do with their Tasers. His request didn't work—the deputies relieved Garcia of his 1-year-old human shield and Tasered him anyway, reports the Daytona Beach News-Journal.

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