A reverend claims security guards dragged him out of a Toledo, Ohio hospital and tasered and beat him because he told a joke, CBS reported Friday.
Rev. Al Poisson said he was visiting the hospital to see a man who had been injured while Poisson was shopping with his 6-year-old grandson. According to the reverend, an innocent joke about the lack of a smile on a guard's face led to a beating.
Security cameras caught the incident on camera and show at least five officers surrounding a man laying on the floor and beating him.
"It wound up being an atrocious, unbelievable situation, to say the least," the 66-year-old minister said.
"They've cut about five minutes of this video out," Poisson said, describing the length of time he was kicked on the ground by one of the younger guards. http:rawstory.com//news/2008/Hospital_tasers_66yearold_minister_over_joke_0725.html