Yahoo! – Darien Long, a shopping mall security guard, has received a rush of donations after posting a video that showed him applying a Taser to an abusive woman outside an Atlanta mall.
After telling the woman to leave for disorderly conduct, Long is heard on the video saying, “Back it up,” and shows her the Taser. The woman begins hitting him on the head anyway, and Long uses the Taser on the woman, who drops to the ground near the children she is with, who appear understandably upset.
The shocking video, filmed last May, went viral, and a crowdsourced campaign to raise money to get the mall guard even better equipment has already brought in some $20,000.
Long, who has been the property manager for a year, told local Atlanta news station WSB-TV, “I feel like the Taser and the camera are the two most effective tools that I have. Do what you’re supposed to do, or you get what’s coming to you.”
The local TV network also reports that the woman shown in the video was charged with criminal trespass, contributing to the delinquency of a minor and simple battery.
“And down she goes.” Good one, Deborah. Finally made your first funny on camera. Proud of you.
I dont know about the rest of the world, but a guy or chick with a taser is the last thing I want to fuck with. That and pepper spray. Im not trying to know what either feels like. You want me to leave your mall? No problem, Im gone. Just keep that taser in its holster. There will be no need to tell me to back it up, show me the taser or to defend yourself from me swinging. I’ll be gone long before that.
I love how he says “I feel like the taser and camera are the two most effective tools I have.” Ya dont say? I thought it’d be your walkie talkie and your billystick. Good thing Im not a cop.
By the way, this dude re-defines hardo; (adj). HAR-dO: One who thinks they are incredibly hard or overestimates their hardness.