Carl Roland Hayes, 53, appeared at a city Code enforcement hearing in Tampa, Florida and was tasered twice after becoming upset and allegedly unruly. The controversy turned on the fact that Hayes installed aluminum windows rather than wooden windows in a historic home.
Officer Dan Miller escorted Hayes from the hearing after Hayes became upset with remarks from historic preservation code inspector Aminta Owen. He allegedly accused white people in the room of being racists and yelled that he was just trying to live his life. Hayes wanted to replace a couple windows a month but Own objected that it would take too long. Hayes said that he just had brain surgery and lost half his money.
Miller said that Hayes slapped the his face and he hit him with the taser, which had little effect. He then decided to “drive stun” Hayes by holding the gun directly to his chest.
Hayes has been charged with battery on a law enforcement officer, trespassing after warning and obstructing an officer with violence.
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