Cops order neighbor to end garden-hose firefight, then Taser him

Relatives say the man was trying to protect his home with a garden hose; cops say he ignored their orders to move back


By Kameel Stanley
The Tampa Bay Times

PINELLAS PARK, Fla. — Family and friends of a man shot with a Taser Thursday night as he tried to battle a house fire with a garden hose said they are baffled by authorities' actions.

"He was just doing what anybody would do," Angela Jensen, 42, said of her husband Dan. "He was trying to protect his house and help his neighbors."

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