Tallahassee police reported using a taser on a six-foot llama, Scooter, after it ran around a local neighbourhood for hours yesterday and generally galavanted about. The llama was eventually subdued to avoid an accident and returned, and its owner will not face charges.
Local residents called in complaints and Scooter sightings throughout the night. Deputy Tony Drzewiecki noted:
I’ve been doing this 20 years and they said there is going to be a lot of excitement in this job, but no one ever told me I would get spit in the face by a llama and trampled by one.
It is unclear why the Sheriff’s department elected to use a tazer on the llama rather than tranquilizing it.