Disabled man considers legal action against Universal for taser incident

Posted Wednesday, February 16, 2005 10:22 AM | Contributed by Jeff

A disabled man is considering legal action against Universal Studios Florida where he says he was attacked by an off-duty officer patrolling the park during last season's Halloween Horror Nights. The report says he was trying to talk his way out of having his son kicked out of the park.

Read more from WKMG/Orlando.

Wednesday, February 16, 2005 10:24 AM
Jeff's avatar I suspect there's another side to the story, because people aren't asked to leave for no reason.
Wednesday, February 16, 2005 11:27 AM
janfrederick's avatar He probably aimed for the son and hit pops...
Wednesday, February 16, 2005 11:58 AM
Jeff's avatar How disabled was he if he was standing in line?
Wednesday, February 16, 2005 12:05 PM
He may be disabled but he was still on his feet since he was apparantly "knocked off his feet" from the blow of the taser gun. Disabled or not, I've seen disabled people do some amazing things so it is also very possible that this man did in fact pose a threat to the officer when sticking up for his son. There was also no mention of alcohol being involved but suppose this man was intoxicated?

I agree that there must be another side to this story. Personally, I'm very glad Universal hires these officers for Halloween Horror Nights. It is very much appreciated and needed.

Wednesday, February 16, 2005 12:45 PM
It's not what you say, but how you say it.

Perhaps he had a threatening manner when he was "reasoning". I've seen parents get pretty belligerant and verbally abusive to the point where the operator had to call security because their child didn't meet the height requirement at Dorney.

Wednesday, February 16, 2005 12:54 PM
Have you ever sen a parent livid cause their child was too short for the big rides? Think about that picture, and multiply by 10

If he should sue someone, it should be his son for causing the situation to begin with!

Wednesday, February 16, 2005 2:19 PM
He was trying to talk his way out of his son being kicked out? SOMETHING happened there, that's for sure.
Wednesday, February 16, 2005 5:27 PM
I couldn't read the link, as they've removed it...

However, he should consider himself lucky. We've had a couple Taser incidents out here in Vegas where the unfortunate recipients died...

Wednesday, February 16, 2005 7:08 PM
Jeff, perhaps he was mentally disabled?
Wednesday, February 16, 2005 8:18 PM
Jeff's avatar No, it said his ankles were shattered in an elevator accident or something.
Wednesday, February 16, 2005 9:10 PM
The Mole's avatar Am I the only one who reads the story and thinks of that scene from Meet the Fockers? :)
Wednesday, February 16, 2005 10:35 PM
^maybe he was there for that taping a while back ;)

"No, it said his ankles were shattered in an elevator accident or something."
OK, I wasn't sure, I didn't get a chance to read.

Wednesday, February 16, 2005 11:20 PM
Maybe, just maybe, this was technical rehersal for the new Fear Factor Live attraction comming to the studios

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