Welsh police tase runaway sheep

A police officer in north Wales had a problem: a sheep blocking traffic on the A55 highway. Not prepared to wait after motorists got out their cars and started herding it off the road, the copper tased the wooly miscreant. "It is not difficult to herd sheep," said the owner of the local animal center.
Tony McNulty, the Home Office minister who eased restrictions on the use of stun guns last year, said they could be used 'where officers are facing violence or threats of violence of such severity that they would need to use force to protect the public, themselves and or the subjects of their action'. Richard Brunstrom, the chief constable of North Wales Police, previously said in an online blog that the stun gun would provide 'better and quicker protection to ordinary patrol officers in remote locations, faced with dangerous or violent people'.
What baastards. I can just imagine the T-Shirts that these guys print. Baa! Outrage after police officer blasts runaway sheep with Taser gun [Danger Room] The palm in my face is inadequate.

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7 Responses to Welsh police tase runaway sheep

  1. Agent Tuttle says:

    Don’t tase me baah… baah…

  2. Bruce Arthurs says:

    This brought an odd question to mind:

    If you tazed a hot dog, is there enough juice to heat the hot dog?

    And how about a Peep? If you tazed a Peep, would it inflate like when you microwave one?

    Inquiring minds want to know.

  3. controlbroke says:

    this is pure lazyness and lack of respect for another creature.
    if this fucker can’t handle a wayward sheep without resorting to the most dangerous weapon at his disposal, he has no place being a police officer

    I am actually for the police having tazers and cs gas, they have a dangerous job, and could do with some decent tools .but they need to handled as if they are potentially lethal. because .. they are.

  4. Takuan says:

    aye, and what did they do with tha sheep after they tased it? arrr

  5. schmod says:

    That joke wasn’t predictable in the slightest. No, sir!

  6. TJ S says:

    Haven’t they learned ANYTHING from New Zeland? Things like this are going to lead to zombie sheep!

  7. pfh says:

    Yep, that’s certainly a picture of a sheep.

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