Was a Taser necessary for high school streaker?

It’s been a few minutes since I was a teenager.

OK, a lot of minutes.

But high school pranks were around long before my time. I mean, who hasn’t headed out in the wee morning hours with enough toilet paper for a third-world country? Was anyone spared from those infamous “kick me” sticky notes?

Apparently, pranks have changed. At a Friday night high school football game, a 16-year-old boy was dared to strip to his boxers and sprint across the field during half-time.

And he did it. Now, Gunner Cook is in big trouble. He’s facing a criminal charge and suspension from school.

Thursday night, his mother told Channel 2 Action News a Coweta County deputy overreacted when he tried to use a Taser to stop the streaker. The deputy slipped as he tried to deploy the Taser. As the deputy escorted Gunner from the stadium, the deputy allegedly used vulgar language when telling students to get back in the stands.

Gunner’s mom says the Taser was too extreme for a harmless prank. But Coweta County Sheriff Coweta County Sheriff Mike Yeager told Channel 2 no excessive force was used. The teen’s actions deserved discipline he said.

I’m betting Gunner won’t be showing off his boxers again any time soon.

24 comments Add your comment

Mike R.

November 15th, 2012
11:58 pm

“Another” or “enough” toilet paper for a third world country?


November 16th, 2012
12:20 am

Haha the cop slipped and literally got mad at high schoolers. What a loser.

the angry hippy

November 16th, 2012
1:06 am

I thought the tazer was brought on to be used when an officer had no choice but to use his gun, he now could use non-lethal force against an unarmed citizen. Would this officer have really pulled out his gun and fired in this situation?

Fred &trade:

November 16th, 2012
2:38 am

Fred ™

November 16th, 2012
2:39 am

I wonder why my first comment got eaten. I didn’t say damn or anything like that lol.

Doug B

November 16th, 2012
6:01 am

Sounds like the deputy’s actions deserve some discipline too.


November 16th, 2012
6:19 am

Do remember one night when there were 3, 4, or 5 moons out in Our Small Town in NY

Back in our day, They Could not Run faster than US..

Didn’t need too, They Had radios

Just as long as we remembered to pull up our shorts first, can’t run very well with them things down around your ankles, We were GONE!


Ah, those Glory Days!

Motocross Survivor

November 16th, 2012
6:35 am

How is running in boxer shorts any different than running in a bathing suit, or shorts? Dem cops do love dem tasers. The foul mouth punk cop should be fired, and charged. Isn’t it a crime now to use vulgar language in the presence of a minor?

K. Johnson

November 16th, 2012
6:41 am

They don’t even use tasers in pro or college games when streakers go.


November 16th, 2012
7:02 am

Modern Day Barney Fife…there is a reason why he’s at a HS Football Game on a Friday night and not on the streets…his “paw- paw” or “diddy” is probably the Sheriff and put him where he can “serve and protect” without harming anyone….

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