So, a sixty-one year old dude was walking along, on his way to meet up with buddies at the local watering hole in the UK. Moving along, nothing to worry about.
Then he gets tasered in the back.
So, police got reports of a dude with a samurai sword in Chorley, a market town in Lancashire, England. There’s about 31,000 people in there. It’s not a giant city.
So, Colin Farmer, sixty-one year old man, was spotted with a long stick, waving it around.
Except here’s the thing — he’s blind. It’s his walking stick. Which means he wasn’t waving it above hip level. Police shouted, and the sixty-one year old blind man thought to himself, “certainly they don’t mean me. I’ve gotta get out of here.”
Whelp, Mr. Farmer, they definitely meant you. And because he didn’t stop, waving his “sword” around, police tasered him in the back.
And then Mr. Farmer, in excruciating pain, said, “I’m blind!” You know, like a blind guy would.
Eventually the officers realized their error and took him to his friends at his request. (God, I hope they took him straight to the pub. I mean, that’s what I’d want after that whole experience.)
And Mr. Farmer has, unsurprisingly, totally lawyered up and is pursuing legal action against Lancashire.
Question: Samurai sword? What other stupid weapon could they have said?