I SMELL A LAWSUIT: Cops Wrongfully Zap a 76yr. Old Man Six Times With a Taser

Published on March 16, 2014

Police in Pennsylvania are being sued after a 2012 incident where they shot a 76-year-old man six times with a Taser gun – because the officers thought he was his brother.

Allentown cops approached Robert Gross in the parking lot of a Walmart shopping center, threw him to the ground and repeatedly Tazed him because they thought he was Carl Gross Sr – who stood by and watched.

The fuzz were on the scene because Robert Gross’ nephew Carl Gross Jr called 911 to warn his father was dangerous, according to WFMZ.

Robert Gross drove his brother to the shopping center to visit his granddaughter at the Cost Cutters hair salon, he claims in the suit.

Police approached the two men in the parking lot, screamed and threw him to the ground before shooting him with the Taser guns, the suit claims.

When Robert Gross asked why he was be brutalized by the officers, they replied ‘you know.’

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