Dale Johannessen gets tazed at Minnesota State Fair

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Dale Johannessen gets shirty.
Combine St. Paul's two latest tazing recipients and you've got yourself a fully clothed man.

While Brian Dziubak dropped trou in a gas station, Dale Steven Johannessen managed to get his shirt off at the Great Minnesota Get-Together before catching the attention of cops and getting tazed on Friday. One fair goer got the whole thing on tape.

State Fair police responded to complaints that a man was undressing and yelling obscenities. Johannessen said he'd "killed the devil" and that no one could control him, according to fair Police Chief Art Blakey.

He was proven mistaken on that second claim. Officers surrounded a shirtless Johannessen and wrestled him to the ground, before tazing him. Blakey says Johannessen punched an officer in the face before the Taser was used and will be charged with assaulting an officer. He was taken to a local hospital under a mental health hold.

This wasn't the first time Johannessen tangled with cops. According to court records, he was also convicted of assaulting an officer back in 1990.

Fairgoers applauded as enthusiastically to the electrocution as if they'd just come from a hog-tying expo. "I can't believe I just watched someone got tazed," one satisfied witness is heard saying at the end of the YouTube video. "That was awesome."


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Tesa201
Tesa201

Ok... Clearly he did'nt kill the devil... But a man can go around without a shirt on, theres nothing aginst that! And there is no way he punched that cop! he tryed to get away... I bet none of you would like to get tazed infront of a bunch of people..Ok So to all the people to laugh at that... SHUT UP!!!

D.R. Kastner
D.R. Kastner

I can not believe how humiliated I was. Working in an official capacity, with 119,000 peoplethere I was asked to leave by the "worthless" security personnel! At the very least they could have extended me professional courtesy but Billy bad ass had to make a complete ass of himself!

Bacon
Bacon

@ Vitajex

Or deep fried....

:)

Frank
Frank

@Anon

It's fun to bash cops! Yea!

(Of course, your facts are all wrong---the cops were talking to him apparently for quite a while--there were five of them, and they don't all walk in groups of 5s and it was in a fairly obsucre part of the fair way up on machinery hiill--and the cops seemed very calm. The guy also appears to punch a cop at 1:27 in the tape. And it appeasr from the sound that he was tased and then brought to the ground by the officers...but let's not let facts get in the way...)

Let's bas cops! Yea! Weeee!

Anon
Anon

Other than the fact that it didn't appear that he "punched an officer in the face", that he was not the physical aggressor and that he was pinned down on the ground by several officers before tazing...sure looks good to me. Way to use that verbal judo and those de-escalation tactics!

vitajex
vitajex

If this was at the State Fair, then that Tazer should be on a stick.

Tesa201
Tesa201

No he did'nt punch the cop he tryed to get his arm away from them... And arent people alound to go shirt less????

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