Cops taser escaped emu in southwest Washington city
CAMAS, Wash. (AP) - Of all the drunk, belligerent or otherwise threatening subjects to meet the wrong end of a police Taser, the one stunned Tuesday in Camas stands out for his name alone.
There it is, on the front page of Clark County sheriff's office report 08-14151:
LAST NAME: EMU.
FIRST NAME: BIG.
MIDDLE NAME: BIRD....
Deputy Gregory Chaney Tasered the emu, while Garrison bound the bird's feet.
Sergeant James Eastman kept his rifle on the bird, just in case.
Garrison took his emu home. He understands why people were afraid of his emu's feet, and said he was fine with the use of the Taser.
"They are dangerous (birds)," he said. "They've ripped three pairs of jeans right off my body."
(Emu foot photo from Flickr user Terwilliger911.)