Cop Tases 76-Yr-Old Senior Citizen for Driving With an Expired Tag


UPDATE (3/16/15): Grand Jury Will Not Indict Officer

A grand jury has decided not to indict Officer Robinson for Tasing a defenseless elderly man.

“The wounds heal, but the scars will be here forever,” the victim said in court.

Despite the clear evidence of abuse caught on video, the officer was not indicted.

Steve Watson |

VICTORIA — Tasers are designed to be used be police as non lethal weapons as a last resort before taking lethal action. Not anymore, apparently. Now cops in Texas use them if your car inspection sticker is out of date.

This is what 76-year-old Victoria resident Pete Vasquez discovered last week, as reported by the Victoria Advocate.

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Vasquez, a car dealer by trade was attempting to transport a vehicle with dealer tags on it, when he was confronted by police officer Nathaniel Robinson.

Dashcam footage shows that when Vasquez was flagged by the officer, he got out of the car and attempted to get the dealer’s manager.

He pointed to the dealer tags, which make it exempt from having an inspection, but to no avail as Robinson grabbed hold of him and forced him down onto the police car’s hood.

When Vasquez attempted to pull away, the two ended up on the ground out of shot, which is when the officer deployed his taser and shocked Vasquez twice.

“He just acted like a pit bull, and that was it,” Vasquez said. “For a while, I thought he was going to pull his gun and shoot me.”

The car lot’s manager, Larry Urich, told reporters that the incident made him sick and that he wants the officer fired and prosecuted for excessive use of force and causing bodily harm to an elderly person.

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“I told the officer, ‘What in the hell are you doing?’ This gentleman is 76 years old,” Urich said. “The cop told me to stand back, but I didn’t shut up. I told him he was a goddam Nazi Stormtrooper.”

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  • michael92064
    • Steve Bagnell

      Lmao hoax my ass stfu

      • Bob

        I think he is referring to the video he posted of the interview possibly being a hoax…not the news story…that happened.

        • Steve Bagnell

          In that case I apologize. Looked like he meant a hoax like nothing wrong this is how we do people that r 76 and can barely even walk

          • Bob Manke

            at least You Can rationally admit you might be wrong… not that goon

    • What a douche! All he does is recite slogans and cliche’s. I’m an American, i uphold the law, I follow the rules of law, In a nutshell hes a freakin nazi. Charles Manson??? Does he see Charles Manson everytime he sees an old grumpy guy. Followed procedure!!! If a guy gets grumpy then slam him down and taze him. He got lead in to admittting that guys in his precinct would love to put a cap in his ass. WOW. This guy has lost all sense of reality. He sees crackwhores, disrepecting officers, I AM THE LAW. CRAZY FOOL NEEDS TO BE FIRED!

    • Sammeh

      I love how he’s calling people uneducated and justifying his own actions by saying, “I didn’t know!”

  • Mike Rebel Carman

    What’s w/ the jungle music in the cop car?

    • Steve Bagnell

      Its thug life music its part of doing his job so he can get krunk before smashing a 76 year old fragile body to feel big n important

    • edoyle7

      They do that to cover the audio.

  • Barbie

    WTF? A very old man and he has to be rough? Damn it’s not just dogs they are afraid of and shoot, many kill, not old men. so many cops today are thugs, bottom line. And i am friends with a couple good ones who say there are bad cops out there everywhere..

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    • dirtsurfr

      Good cops?? The one’s that Only lie to cover and go along guys?? Oh Sure they’re good for nothing chicken shits too just BIGGER COWARDS!

  • Barbie

    Meant now old men….

  • John J Rambo

    I don’t see anyone wrong. Old guy resisted and decided he wanted to fight so he got one. Too bad for him.

    • DannyEastVillage

      you must have watched a different video than I did.

    • Drakenfly

      I see your a pig in disguise and get off on this crap. Hopefully you are killed/murdered/executed.

      • Deqwanne Jackson

        You sound like you vote Democrat.

        • Drakenfly

          I don’t vote for demoreputilians…I leave that up to sheeple like you…

    • Mike Mesa

      fake picture much, bologna man?

  • lowbar

    If not a hoax. That cop hung himself

  • Sgt. Killgood

    Do this cops think they look tough ? This tough guys need to be sent to a real war zone . They need to learn what it’s like to sleep with one eye opened at all times . All they are here are a bunch of bullies with a badge and a gun . And he still called in backup What a punk , the man is 76 years old and this punk ass cop has to cuff him before placing him under arrest .Are this pigs that stupid ? What ever happened to , ” Your under arrest ” , and your Miranda rights . This cops need to learn the constitution . If they can’t read let their chiefs read it to them . Stupid Stupid cops .
    your under arrest , and your miranda rights

  • dean poston

    Coward maggot strikes again is on paid vacation

  • steven

    He ought to be fired and charged. And when he goes to civil court he should have to pay the damages out of his pocket,instead of having the taxpayers pay for his abuse of seniors. I really believe we could stop almost all police violence if they had to take responsibility for their actions We have to stop immunity for cops. They are extorting us everyday. Time up.

  • marlon

    Cop’s don’t care how old their prey are there’l beat you from the age of 1 to 101

  • John J Publicus

    And they wonder why the less restrained criminal element in society will now run up on a pair of innocent police officers and execute them?

    This isn’t going anywhere good, that’s for sure….

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  • cwjuhl

    The video is no longer available because the YouTube account associated with the video has been terminated ????

  • Ann

    HOW! HOW IS THIS POSSIBLE? Clearly video is useless.

  • edoyle7

    “Citizens may resist unlawful arrest to the point of taking an arresting officer’s life if necessary.” Plummer v. State, 136 Ind. 306. This premise was upheld by the Supreme Court of the United States in the case: John Bad Elk v. U.S., 177 U.S. 529. The Court stated: “Where the officer is killed in the course of the disorder which naturally accompanies an attempted arrest that is resisted, the law looks with very different eyes upon the transaction, when the officer had the right to make the arrest, from what it does if the officer had no right. What may be murder in the first case might be nothing more than manslaughter in the other, or the facts might show that no offense had been committed.”

  • edoyle7

    Had I been there they wouldn’t have fired the cop, they would have buried him.

  • Scotty Monte

    Sue them for 150 million dollars ……The only way to get justice anymore is to sue the city, the police dept, or the cop himself and take all their money away…..Once they start loosing their money they will stop doing it …..They won’t be able to afford to do what they do.

  • David Rivers

    ok if they wont deal out justice on this pig then maybe the people will
    maybe someone in victoria will find him and “teach him how to behave”

  • dirtsurfr

    It’s called Elder Abuse, Felons with a badge and no accountability!

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