Uploaded on Apr 12, 2010
Fla. Deputy Shocks Colleague With Taser In Joke
What seemed like a regular morning inside the Collier County Jail, suddenly took a stunning twist when a deputy walked over to Corporal Wilmer Arencibia and showed him something on her iPod.
That seemed to set him off.
The video shows him pull out his Taser, chase her down and shock her with it from behind.
The entire situation played out in front of at least three other deputies.
"It wasn't done as a malicious act, but it was horseplay utilizing a Taser," said Lieutenant Rich Gibbons with the Collier County Sheriff's Office.
But it was horseplay on taxpayer time, just feet away from jail inmates.
"My reaction is that it's not tolerable," said Gibbons.
Corporal Arencibia's punishment included a letter of reprimand, a final warning and he was ordered to retake Taser training.
Gibbons said he did not think of it as a malicious attack.
The actual report on the incident is only four pages long. But in it, Arencibia admits the whole thing was a joke that turned into a bad one.
Now he's back on duty at the jail in the same capacity.
"That was made abundantly clear to him that this is very serious and it will not be tolerated," said Gibbons.
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