Posted: Apr 8, 2010 5:33 PM by James Jarman, Greg Boyce
Updated: Apr 8, 2010 5:33 PM
New information about the Pueblo Police tasing that appeared to send a man into convulsions.
News First 5 caught that part of it on camera. Larry Harris has what looks like a seizure about 10 minutes after police used a taser to stop him.
They say he assaulted a woman and tried to steal her car, then he threatened officers with what he claimed was a grenade.
Police Chief Jim Billings watched the raw footage with News First 5 and says the sergeant who tased Harris should be commended. "This man should be thanking Sergeant Lancendorpher for not using deadly force when he would have been more than justified in doing so," Billings said.
As for those convulsions, Billings won't say Harris was faking it, but does say he was checked out at Parkview Medical Center and Harris has no medical condition.
We noticed he looked at the camera right before he started shaking and we want to know what you think. Was he faking it?
Watch the video and comment below.
Pueblo Police arrested a man Wednesday afternoon in an attempted carjacking on the north side.
Around 3 p.m. a woman reported a man had tried to force his way into her car at 28th and Grand. She was able to get away and call Police. Officers found a man matching the description about three blocks away at the intersection of 29th and Elizabeth in a grassy parkway. Officers reported he held up his hand and claimed to have a grenade. They formed a perimeter and then one of them used a taser on the suspect. He fell face down in a parkway. He didn't have an explosive device. It was simply a small black box.
He was later identified as 41 year old Larry Harris of Pueblo. He was arrested on the attempted carjacking charge as well as several other counts related to the arrest.