"CHEYENNE [WY] -- Brian Mattert thought there was a good possibility
police would use a Taser on him when they showed up at his house just
after midnight on Sept. 16.
So he went into the back room of his house and hastily covered himself
in white latex paint."
"...officers did have to replace their uniforms."
Well, they did have to put hands on him to cuff him and drag him away
which would cause a transference of the paint to the officer's uniforms
and body. Are you assuming that the taser sprayed the paint all over the
I've always thought the best defense against a Taser or pepper spray
to be a clear umbrella. You want a clear one so it can be seen that
you have no weapon. Some of the LEO's I know would shoot you anyway.
Yep, he was holding an assault umbrella, it was open too.
He is a copycat. The same thing happened in PA a few months ago where
the guy dumped a bucket of paint on himself and told the police it would
protect him from the taser. You have to wonder where the original idea
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