Naked man shot with Taser, hospitalized

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— Steamboat Springs Police Department officers used a Taser on a 24-year-old Steamboat Springs man after he charged at them while naked Friday evening.

Officers were called to Spruce and Larimer streets at about 7:30 p.m. Friday when a neighbor reported a naked man unintelligibly yelling in the middle of the street.

Police Sgt. Gerard Geis said the man, Jerry Ray Phillips, was acting aggressively toward the officers and refused to stop coming at them, so they shot him with a Taser gun.

Officers think Phillips was under the influence of cocaine. He was transported to Yampa Valley Medical Center for overnight observation. He was issued a summons for indecent exposure, disorderly conduct and obstructing a peace officer.

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Phoebe Hackman 2 years, 2 months ago

When you bring your dangly bits out in public, yer takin' yer chances ... :-O

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rhys jones 2 years, 2 months ago

Sorta adds new meaning to "dandling modifier."

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rhys jones 2 years, 2 months ago

^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^dangling (you know what I meant)

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Doug Matthews 2 years, 2 months ago

Why'd they have to Taser him? Surely they didn't think he had a concealed weapon. If it was zero degrees I'm sure the weapon he was threatening them with couldn't have looked too dangerous....

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mtnluver 2 years, 2 months ago

I agree with zorro! A stack of buttons never hurt anyone! Lol! Too funny!

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Scott Wedel 2 years, 2 months ago

From the recent cases of people being seriously injured or dying from falls related to fights, it should be clear that unarmed combat is not safe. And it takes very little time to run 10 or 20 feet to attack an officer so threatening moves is an appropriate time for an officer to incapacitate the person.

Be glad they have TASERs and no serious harm was done.

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Brian Kotowski 2 years, 2 months ago

The best headline of the year, so far. For those concerned about law enforcement's decision to taser the choirboy: If God didn't want cops to zap people, He would not have furnished them with naked cokeheads.

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sledneck 2 years, 2 months ago

Occaisionally I hope my mom isn't reading the Pilot. Now is one of those occaisions.

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