“TASER! TASER! TASER!”: Meet The Meathead

The good folks at RedEye have tracked down the lucky recipient of this weekend’s police tazing at John Barleycorn in Wrigleyville.

Irish-themed holiday buff John Acosta, 21, has been charged with aggravated battery to a police officer and resisting arrest. According to RedEye:

Once inside the bar an officer used his Taser on Acosta, yelling “Taser, Taser, Taser,” to warn others, the report said. Acosta was taken to Thorek Hospital to remove Taser probes and treat a bloody nose, the report said. 

Acosta was brought to the Cook County Criminal Courthouse on Monday afternoon and released on a $30,000 I-bond with electronic home monitoring required.

Electronic monitoring? Hasn’t this man suffered enough at the hands of government-supplied electronics?

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