A Truly “Shocking” Experience

On Tuesday I had a very uncommon experience. I was tasered by a police taser.

You will be happy to hear that it was completely by choice and I wasn’t en route to escaping the police officers. The police officers offered to let me try it, to see how it feels. I accepted. I thought the experience would be worth it and it truly was a, hopefully, once in a lifetime experience.

I was only tasered for 1 second; a true criminal is tasered for 5 seconds. I wanted to experience it but, 5 seconds seemed to be a tad much. Because I didn’t take on the full 5 seconds, I wasn’t slammed to the ground.

I was immobilized and I surely felt the amount of electricity that is used during an electrocution. My left leg gave out, where they had clipped me, but the officers were holding my arms so I did not fall. I was very dizzy afterward, but it slowly went way away. It was a different experience. It is a great alternative to shootings, but one time was enough for me!

Lariat Staff writer Brittany Hardy, center, experiences 1200 volts of electricity first hand after being tasered for one second voluntarily on Tuesday evening at the Baylor Police Department.  Jacky Reyes/ Lariat Staff

Lariat Staff writer Brittany Hardy, center, experiences 1200 volts of electricity first hand after being tasered for one second voluntarily on Tuesday evening at the Baylor Police Department. Jacky Reyes/ Lariat Staff

–Brittany Hardy

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