Tasered for a man bag?

A man was tasered on board an easyJet flight from Gatwick to Belfast on Thursday after an argument broke out about his hand luggage, which his fellow passengers said included a "man purse".

 

Flight EZY831 was due to depart at 8.20am but was delayed after police were called, other travellers on the flight claim the argument began when the man tried to take two pieces of hand luggage on board, one of which was a "man purse". EasyJet allow their customers to board with only one piece of hand luggage, including handbags.

 

Sussex police confirmed they attended the incident and took the man into custody after he was "tasered on the aircraft" while it waited to depart.

 

I’m not sure this was a bit of an overreaction by the police, I have often felt motivated to injure when being confronted with accessories that clearly don’t go with the persons outfit, Is this unreasonable?

 

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