When you have handcuffs, barking K9s, a couple of yelling police officers and some LSD, you’ve got yourself a nice concoction for possibly the worst acid trip you can imagine. Now, envision your dosed-up self getting tased by a cop.
As first reported by the Orlando Sentinel
, on Sunday April 19, UCF student John Kane wandered around campus barefoot and shirtless, allegedly pulling the library fire alarm and punching a fellow student in the face before authorities ultimately tased him into submission.
All of this action was captured on the officer’s body camera (there's also some bystander footage
, as well).
As you can see in the above video, Kane experienced the
worst-case scenario while under the influence of illegal psychedelics. At one point an officer yells, "Relax! Relax!" to Kane, a man who was just hit with a stun gun and probably sees the world as an over-sized fluorescent black light poster.
After being subdued, Kane was rushed to the hospital where he remained on Monday.
This isn't the first time a Florida college student has been tased on camera. In 2007, at a John Kerry press-conference at the University Of Florida, student Andrew Meyer infamously yelled, “DON’T TASE ME, BRO” while being tased for asking a question authorities found to be out of line. That kid went on to law school.
As for his academic future for Kane, he was issued a “Student Affairs Referral,” which subjects his academic future to the Office Of Student Conduct’s discretion and he may face criminal charges.