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Video: Fla. Cops TASER Jaywalker

July 16, 2012  | 

VIDEO: Fla. Cops TASER Jaywaker

An accused jaywalker who refused to provide identification to two Casselberry (Fla.) Police officers was TASERed three times when he began resisting and shouting that officers had assaulted him.

The video of the arrest went viral, and Casselberry Police Capt. David Del Rosso said it would be used in police training as the textbook way to handle an uncooperative subject, reports ABC News.

As seen in the video, the incident begins when officers ask Zikomo Peurifoy for ID. Peurifoy tells officers it's "not a lawful command" and his friend Noelle Price can be heard yelling for the officer's supervisor.

The officers deploy their TASER on Peurifoy three times during the 10-minute video, before eventually arresting him and Price.


(VIDEO) TASER: An Officer's Weapon of Choice

Comments (8)

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Cecilio Mendez @ 7/16/2012 6:51 PM

A textbook case for a job well done. I would have done the same thing under these circumstances. The right level of force for the situation. Great job, guys!

Leonard Mather @ 7/16/2012 6:59 PM

With a name like Zikomo Peurifoy an ID should be mandatory. The arrest may serve to teach him and his friend how to behave when a LEO makes a request. Zikomo's thinking may be wanting since he refused and girlfriend Noelle's thinking is even more defective by her claiming the request was "not a lawful command." Were she asked to give an example of a lawful command or to define it, her retarded thinking could have been demonstrated on tape.

crispianranger @ 7/16/2012 7:36 PM

Looks like a clear case of "Contempt of Cop"....I'm suprised at how many of these videos show tasers that don't stop the crim first time. Back in the day, when we only had Mace, I used to find it also didn't work as hoped for. But I suppose the succesful times it's deployed don't get put on "You Tube"

mcnizzle @ 7/17/2012 5:10 AM

Too much dancing early on and lack of control from the officers. I have no problem with the tasing but a simple takedown very early on would have been more effective and safer. I showed this video to some officers as an example of what not to do. Control the suspects movements early. This is especially true when you realize that both the male and female were carrying.

Jelly2283 @ 7/17/2012 12:36 PM

I have to agree with mcnizzle. If you are in the right and you know you are in the right as these two officers were, do it hard and fast. The longer you wait makes you look unsure of yourself and gives the suspect(s) time to think of a plan. It also distracts you from what the female may have been planning behind your back. Not to mention that handcuff hanging on his wrist just became a weapon he could have used against you. Be safe

Sandra @ 7/20/2012 7:10 AM

What country are we living in? Russia? Bulgaria? And these police officers who think it's "okay to taser" is unreal. We are fast becoming a third world country where the average citizen has no freedom and is totally under the control of the government and police are gestapo. Why does any US citizen have to show their ID? Jaywalking, how many real crimes happened in Casselberry while these 2-3 were harrassing this man? But no, they had to spend all this time on tasering and hurting a man for jaywalking. The message they send is the police are absolute authority wrong or right and our so-called justice system doesn't care which. I'm totally disgusted with this country and the gestapo that is now in control.

Jelly2283 @ 7/23/2012 4:24 AM

Hey Sandra feel free to move to a country without laws and authority. I bet you come back!

selwyn @ 3/21/2017 9:51 AM


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