Man tasered by police at Long Beach golf course


Unlike the famed "Don't tase me, bro" bro, this guy was actually asking for it - and worse.

Per a report from the Los Angeles Times, 53-year-old Richard Lavalle arrived at Recreation Golf Course in Long Beach, California on Sunday morning and told golfers he was carrying a gun and might shoot somebody.

From the Times: "After police arrived and tried to talk to him, officers said Lavalle took off running across the golf course.

"During the chase, police said Lavalle reached toward his bag as if reaching for a gun, calling out to officers, “Shoot me!'"

Police first shot Lavalle with rubber bullets before tasing him. No gun was found in his possession.

The officers who spoke to the Times said Lavalle claimed to be a military veteran who previously spent 17 years in prison for federal bank robbery and that he will undergo a mental evaluation.

“This was an extremely dangerous situation that could have easily resulted in an officer-involved shooting,” the Long Beach Police Department said in a statement.

“Thanks to the quick response, tactics and discipline of the responding officers and sergeant, this situation was safely resolved and the patrons could return to their Sunday golf!”