Small Iowa Town Raffles Off a Chance To Tase a City Official
Van Meter, Iowa is holding a pretty strange raffle in order to raise funds for a new patrol car.
Would you volunteer to be tased in order to raise money for local law enforcement? City Administrator Jake Anderson and Councilman Bob Lacy have done just that! Van Meter is offering raffle tickets for $5 a piece to its 1,100 residents for the chance to tase one of these two men.
Although tasing is on the table, the raffle winner also has the option to "save" the government employees by opting not to tase them. Police chief Bill Daggett says that it's more about fundraising than it is tasing. Although tasers are considered to be non-lethal, they have been linked to over 500 deaths in the US.
According to Daggett, the responses from residents have been mostly positive, and they plan to continue with the campaign.
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