Saturday’s Spring Break Splash in DeRidder was full of people, enjoying plenty of food, games and activities. But many at today’s event were all excited about one thing: a local officer getting shocked by a taser.
And while some believed getting shocked by a taser might feel painful, others thought the complete opposite.
The DeRidder Police Officer Union put together this 'Tase-A-Cop' event to help raise money for the department’s Christmas toy drive.
The union raffled off a variety of items, but the final and biggest one of the day was winning the opportunity to shock Corporal Kristopher Pruett.
Saturday's lucky winner was none other than Pruett's wife, Nikkole Pruett.
Nikkole purchased 28 tickets to win the opportunity to shock her husband.
Her reason was very simple.
“For any nagging, anytime my shoes were in the way, all of that stuff," said Nikkole. "One tase pays for all.”
After the audience was educated on the process, the event began.
Lasting only five seconds, Corporal Pruett was able to get up and walk, and describe the feeling.
“Lot of vibration, little bit of heat, lot of pain, more than I remember," said Pruett. "I’m still shaking a little bit.”
But he said having his wife shock him was amazing.
Saturday’s event raised a lot of money for a good cause, and overall everyone had fun, even the police chief.
The DeRidder Police Union raised $1,276. If you missed the event, but would like to donate to their Christmas toy drive, you can give the department a call at 337-462-8911.
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