The student who’s now iconic cry of “don’t tase me bro!” has had all charges against him dropped.
ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — A University of Florida student who was shocked with a Taser after persistently questioning Sen. John Kerry will avoid criminal charges by apologizing and complying with terms of a voluntary 18-month probation, authorities said Tuesday.
Andrew Meyer, 21, yelled “Don’t Tase me, bro!” as he scuffled with officers during the campus speech last month. In letters to the university, its president and the campus police department, he apologized, attorney Robert Griscti said.
Meyer demanded a chance to question the former Democratic presidential candidate about the 2004 election and his and President Bush’s alleged involvement in the secret Skull and Bones society when they were students at Yale University in the 1960s.
Officers rushed Meyer after he kept shouting questions, finally shocking him in a scuffle captured in at least 19 video clips. Segments distributed online won widespread attention.