Athens man arrested for pretending Taser is sex organ

Tuesday, Nov. 20, 2012 2:38 PM
Last updated 7:19 PM
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ATHENS, Ga. — A 44-year-old Athens man is facing criminal charges after he created a scene with a Taser on Monday at a bar downtown.

Meredith Grayson Watson, of Hiawassee Avenue, got into an argument with his wife at the Roadhouse on North Lumpkin Street, then went outside and held a Taser as if it were his penis and discharged it at passersby, Athens-Clarke police said.

A bartender called police at about 2:30 p.m. to report the man’s behavior.

She told officers that Watson’s wife was a good customer at the Roadhouse, but Monday was the first time she ever saw Watson, police said. They were arguing about him being intoxicated as they entered the bar.

The bartender overheard the couple arguing about Watson supposedly being high and that he was going to end up in jail, according to police.

The man’s wife left the bar and Watson went after her, but he quickly returned and resumed drinking, setting a Taser on the bar, police said.

Watson then began to use the device.

“(The bartender) stated he went outside and put the Taser down to his pants and was acting like it was his penis,” according to the arrest report.

“When people would walk by he would shock it at them and would come as close as arm’s reach from them and set the Taser off,” according to the report. “He scared a few girls so much they crossed the street to get away.”

The report did not mention anyone actually getting shocked by the Taser.

Watson was jailed on charges of public intoxication and disorderly conduct at 6:04 p.m. and released about four hours later after posting a bond of $1,000.

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Jake
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Jake 11/20/12 - 03:50 pm
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Crank

Maybe it was his penis and is detachable. I know there are some women out there that wish those things were detachable.

my.voice
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my.voice 11/20/12 - 04:38 pm
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Why are these dangerous

Why are these dangerous devices sold? You can get them at the flea market!

Frank I
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Frank I 11/20/12 - 04:41 pm
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generally when the wife says

generally when the wife says something is a bad idea, she's right..

Frank I
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Frank I 11/20/12 - 04:47 pm
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my.voice

the device is not dangerous.. the device is inanimate... the OPERATOR of the device is what was dangerous.. and this would be no different had the device been the owner's car, or a bat or any other device that may pose a danger to the public when operated improperly..

OpenCurtain
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OpenCurtain 11/20/12 - 06:12 pm
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Sean you are playing ....one on us.

Even my subject line had to be adjusted to dodge the bullet.

The story sounds like a set up for a April Fools Joke to Flag / Delete 99% of the comments.

Either way...

Blazing Saddles -
Bart introducing himself as sheriff for the 1st time to the Johnson's town people. What he says as he starts to announce himself from a letter by the Governor.

happychimer
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happychimer 11/20/12 - 06:41 pm
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A taser can kill a person if

A taser can kill a person if they have heart problems. I call that dangerous.

itsanotherday1
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itsanotherday1 11/20/12 - 09:13 pm
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No, a taser cannot kill

No, a taser cannot kill anyone. As stated, it is an inanimate object that has to be wielded by someone. I will take my chances every day getting tazed, over being struck in the head with a baseball bat, tire iron, hammer, ax, hoe blade, kaiser blade, lawnmower blade, pipe wrench, iron pipe, logging chain, etc., etc., etc. All of those are more likely to cause death than a taser.

happychimer
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happychimer 11/20/12 - 11:09 pm
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You have never heard of

You have never heard of anyone dying from being tased.Whow. You must not have kept up with the news. It can kill a person who has a bad heart.

happychimer
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happychimer 11/20/12 - 11:11 pm
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The electrical shock

The electrical shock delivered to the chest by a Taser can lead to cardiac arrest and sudden death, according to a new study, although it is unknown how frequently such deaths occur.
http://www.nytimes.com/2012/05/01/health/research/taser-shot-to-the-ches...

Gage Creed
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Gage Creed 11/20/12 - 11:48 pm
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somewhere a village weeps....

somewhere a village weeps....

shrimp for breakfast
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shrimp for breakfast 11/21/12 - 05:02 am
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Alcohol

I'll bet the guy is mortified this morning at what he did while drunk.

InChristLove
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InChristLove 11/21/12 - 07:19 am
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Can we meet in the

Can we meet in the middle......"Tasers CAN be dangerous IF not used properly. (just like anything else)

InChristLove
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InChristLove 11/21/12 - 07:17 am
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OK guys....figured out how to

OK guys....figured out how to bold a word but how to do only one word and not your whole comment?

agrit
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agrit 11/21/12 - 08:14 am
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Really?

LOL ... All I can do is shake my head.

seenitB4
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seenitB4 11/21/12 - 09:18 am
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Ac

A trick story......just waiting to delete are yee...heh

itsanotherday1
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itsanotherday1 11/21/12 - 09:23 am
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you are missing the point Happy

A taser is an inanimate object, it can't jump up on its own and do anything, thus can't kill. PEOPLE are the danger, and a taser applied to someone is likely to produce less harm than a baseball bat up side the head. Want to restrict sales of baseball bats?

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Bizkit 11/21/12 - 09:23 am
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A shocking development!! What

A shocking development!! What can I say-I'm shocked. Shocked! hee,hee,hee. Maybe that is how Chris Matthews gets that tingly feeling up his leg. Makes perfect sense. A shocking development.

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David Parker 11/21/12 - 09:51 am
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Some folks can't hold their

Some folks can't hold their liquor

PUPPYMOMMA
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PUPPYMOMMA 11/21/12 - 02:36 pm
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He should get a "stiff"

He should get a "stiff" fine. So third grade.

OpenCurtain
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OpenCurtain 11/21/12 - 02:38 pm
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Well Played

David Parker & PUPPYMOMMA

Well......> played

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rebellious 11/21/12 - 04:07 pm
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Coulda been worse

Instead of pretending the Tazer was a Sex Organ, he could have pretended his Sex Organ was a Tazer. Show would have been over when he flopped that up on the bar, huh...

I'd rather have a bottle in front of me than a frontal lobotomy. Sounds like he may have had both.

Is Joe Neal still around, or has he changed his name and moved to Athens?

But seriously folks, he was just kidding around!. Probably planned on meeting some friends later and climbing up to the roof of the Target.

Elementary, My dear Watson...

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GiantsAllDay 11/22/12 - 11:26 am
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The girls who crossed the

The girls who crossed the street obviously have taser envy.

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