13 February 2010

No matter how strange you are...

... somewhere in the world there is someone even stranger.
A Baraboo man who repeatedly shocked an East Side dance instructor with a stun gun on Friday claimed the instructor was a "sinner" who "defiles married women," according to a criminal complaint filed Tuesday...

Johnson told Detective Patrick Green that he had taken dance lessons before but stopped because his church does not condone bodies touching while dancing.

Johnson claimed that other people had told him that the instructor is "a true sinner, fornicator, (adulterer), he defiles married women and is a peeking Tom."

Johnson said he was going to scare the instructor "and tell him to leave the women alone." To do that, he said, he would go to a lesson and "take the electric thing and go zap and scare him."

He bought the stun gun on the Internet, he said, and brought the sledgehammer to the lesson with him inside his pants.

The instructor told police that Johnson phoned for private dance lesson, and when he opened the door to his home, Johnson began to shock him repeatedly in the neck with the stun gun.
I presume a "stun gun" is a taser (?).  Didn't know one can buy them freely on the internet - and I don't find that discovery to be very reassuring. 

And I always thought the term was "peeping Tom," but perhaps there are regional variants.


  1. It's probably a cheap contact stun gun, not a Taser. Stun guns and Tasers are slightly different things, and this snip of an article makes it sound like the crazy dude had to put the contraption to the instructor's neck to shock him. While Tasers can do that as well, they are more widely known to be a distance device, which shoots an electrified pair of barbs into the target.

  2. Taser makes 3 devices.

    The C2 for individuals and comes in pretty colors, and the X26 which is what the Police use. They make dealers sign agreements to only sell the X26 to LEO's.

    They also make a Taser device that is fired out of a normal shotgun that is only for police as well.

    Price for a C2 with a laser targeting pointer purchased over the internet is $250-$350.

    I think some states restrict sales over the internet, but I don't know which.

  3. I, too, have always thoughtit was "peeping Tom".

  4. That guy would probably blow a gasket if he ever saw contact improv dance! (VIDEO) The music that accompanies this performance piece seems appropriate too. LOL!


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