Police Tasered an armed Orlando man in the eyeball last month after he refused to put down his weapon.
Armed with a Glock pistol, 22-year-old suspect Travis James Rodriguez was outside One Eyed Jack’s sports bar Dec. 8 when Officer Jason Portilla chose to use a less-than-lethal force option, Orlando Sentinel reports.
According to a police report, “Rodriguez had removed the gun from his waistband and was holding it up at chest level, parallel to his body.” Officer Portilla discharged his Taser, sending one of the probes directly into Rodriguez’ right eyeball. The other probe stuck in his left side, completing the 50,000 volt circuit.
Rodriguez was transported to Regional Medical Center and treated for his wounds. He was arrested and charged with carrying a concealed firearm and resisting arrest.
[ Orlando Sentinel ]