VIDEO: Victoria police officer caught Tasering elderly man

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Tuesday, December 16, 2014
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FULL VIDEO: Dash camera video shows officer Nathanial Robinson using a Taser on a 76-year-old man, via the Victora Advocate

VICTORIA, TX -- A Victoria police officer has been placed on administrative duty after his dashboard camera caught him Tasering an elderly man.

In the video obtained by the Victoria Advocate, Officer Nathanial Robinson is seen arresting 76-year-old Pete Vasquez, when he suddenly throws Vasquez onto the hood of the car, pulls him to the ground and Tasers him.

Vasquez said the cop acted more like a pit bull than a police officer.

"I turn around and he pulled that Taser and he shot me with it, and you know it looked like he's enjoying that," Vasquez said.

Vasquez said the officer Tasered him a second time for failing to get up fast enough.

"He ordered me to get up and get up, so he could put the handcuffs on me and I couldn't get up, so he put his Taser and he did it again," Vasquez said.

Witness Larry Ulrich said the whole incident was sparked over an expired inspection sticker. He said Robinson was questioning Vasquez about the sticker, but when Vasquez tried to explain the car was a dealer's car with dealer's plates and did not need an inspection sticker, the officer got angry.

The officer has been placed on administrative duty while the department investigates the incident.