(November 14, 2012) After a Florida man picked up a garden hose to try to extinguish a fire that engulfed his neighbor's house in flames, he was brutally tasered by police in front of his two children.
After laying in a puddle while the electricity surged through his body, 42-year-old Daniel Jensen is now emotionally distraught from the experience. He recounted the incident to a WTSP News reporter with tears in his eyes and a cracking voice.
"It was horrible. I was laying in a puddle of water being electrocuted," he said. "And here's the people trying to protect us. And I'm trying to protect my family and neighbors and they're the ones that are bringing harm to me. I don't understand it."
Jensen and his wife, residents of Pinellas Park, woke up from a nap at 6 p.m. on Nov. 8 to the sound of an immense fire engulfing their neighbor’s house. Grabbing his fire extinguisher, the husband and father of two ran outside in his underwear and sprayed it at the flames that were engulfing the home.