An 82 year old, invalid man was subdued by big burly RCMP officers with 3 jolts of their tasers. The man, a heart bypass patient, on oxygen, became delerious and threatened nurses with a <sarc> big fcukoff knife /<sarc> and the Queen's cowboys arrived to subdue him. RCMP said, they couldn't use any pepper spray as it wou;d have contaminated the entire hospital. (why in heavens name would anyone think it is ok to use either pepper spray or taser on a heart patient?) Rest of story here: http://www.cbc.ca/canada/british-columbia/story/2008/05/08/bc-kamloops-man-taser.html Note the cops aren't saying just how big his knife was... I suspect it was a dull butter knife off his food tray or one of the plastic ones. The nursing staff who called this in, should be ashamed of themselves. Makes the UK license plate incident pale in comparison but, good grief what are the LEOs thinking these days? How is any of this good policing?