Careless cop loses stun gun

Posted on July 4, 2006 

Careless cop loses stun gun

A policeman lost his Taser stun gun – after leaving it on his police car roof and driving off.

The officer only noticed the weapon, which gives a 50,000 volt shock, was gone when he got to his destination.

He retraced his route between Lewes and Eastbourne, East Sussex, but there was no sign of the pistol.

Chief Supt Paul Pearce told the Mirror: “Obviously our priority is to recover the weapon as quickly as possible.

“We are concerned that it could fall into the wrong hands. The risk is that it could be picked up by a child, who could easily mistake it for a toy gun.

“The less likely possibility is that it may fall into criminal hands. If anyone has seen it at the roadside, we ask them to dial 999 urgently and tell the police.”

The black and yellow plastic Taser looks like a toy gun. But it fires two darts giving a five-second. 50,000-volt shock from up to 21ft, causing muscles to contract uncontrollably.

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from Ananova

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