Following reports of a man walking around a Lancashire town with a sword, one Mr Colin Farmer was tasered into submission.
There WAS a drunk guy wandering around with a sword, but it wasn't Mr Colin Farmer.
Mr Colin Farmer was 61, blind and had been carrying a white stick.
How much warning did they give this poor guy?! I usually stick up for the Police, because I know they have a tough job dealing with the unruly British public while bound down by seemingly infinite bureaucracy, but come on!
"A Lancashire Police spokesman said the incident was being investigated and the officer's Taser had been withdrawn"
Screw that! Take away his helmet. Make him wear one of those cheap plastic ones you give kids to dress-up in. Bloody amateur.
The whole thing makes me think of Ned and Jimbo from South Park shouting "BIRD!" and then opening fire without a second's hesitation.