WAUKESHA, Wis., Jan. 17 (UPI) -- Authorities in Waukesha, Wis., said a man suspected of stealing a Taser from a police officer posted a video of himself using the weapon on YouTube.
Police accuse the 22-year-old man of stealing the Taser from an East Troy, Wis., police officer while the man was warming himself inside a squad car, after his car had become stuck in a ditch, The Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel reported Thursday.
Police said the man posted a video on YouTube hours after the New Year's Day theft, depicting the suspect and his father using the non-lethal weapon on each other.
East Troy Police Chief Alan Boyes said the Taser was noticed missing shortly after the theft. The YouTube video, which has been removed from the site, came to their attention a day or two later.
Waukesha County Sheriff's Detective Steve Pederson said the suspect was in custody on an unrelated matter.