61-year-old Colin Farmer was walking along when he went down thanks to a cop tazing him. The police had received reports of a man walking around with a samurai sword, because blind people are always killing people with in fits of feudal Japanese rage. An investigation into the matter has been launched after Farmer made it clear he intends to take legal action.
I'm sorry but I feel I need to say this; even if a blind guy was walking around with a samurai sword, I don't think it's absolutely necessary people should be afraid of him. It's not too difficult to tell who might be blind and who might be a madman, mainly because blind people generally look like they're using their walking sticks for walking. I think the police should look into who was calling in the reports. Clearly those were prank calls because nobody in their right mind would be dumb enough to mistake a walking stick with a samurai sword. If it was a prank call, kudos to whoever made a poor old blind man get tazed.
TL;DR Police tase a blind man after they mistake his walking stick for a samurai sword.
Police Taser blind man mistaking his white stick for a samurai sword [The Guardian]
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