Funny (or sad) that Taser feels the urge to take credit for this trivial incident.
Headline: Taser Helps Save Toddler From Locked Car
Read the Taser news release [LINK] and you eventually get to the part where they reveal that it was the taser's laser pointer that was used to draw the toddler's attention to the car door Unlock button. In other words, if the officer had been carrying a 9mm Glock with a laser pointer, then he could have done the same thing.
Of course, this does provide a clear example of the taser (with laser pointer) actually being used as a replacement for the gun (with laser pointer). And I suppose that the taser might actually be safer than the gun in this example, only because the child is protected behind the glass.
Personally, I would have simply called a tow truck where the operators can typically open a locked car door in 20 seconds or so.
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