Merrillville Police Officer Shot With Own Stun Gun

MERRILLVILLE, Ind. (CBS) — A Merrillville police officer was attacked with a department-issued stun gun while he and other officers were responding to a 911 call earlier this week.

As WBBM Newsradio 780’s Nancy Harty reports, Stephen Perosky, 39, is charged with battery, and disarming and using a stun gun on a law enforcement officer, among other charges.

LISTEN: Newsradio 780’s Nancy Harty reports

The Northwest Indiana Times reports Perosky fought with police after they responded to a 911 call from a home Monday, where a woman said Perosky attacked her after taking “bath salts.”

“Bath salts” often contain powerful stimulants such as mephedrone and methylenedioxypyrovalerone (MDPV), which can result in hallucinations and intense paranoia.

During a struggle, police say Perosky tool an officer’s stun gun and fired at one of the officer’s colleagues, the Northwest Indiana Times reported.

Perosky allegedly bit another officer, and hit a third, before more officers arrived and eventually subdued him, the newspaper reported.

  • tom Sharp

    Where’s that woman who failed the Fireman’s physical in Chicago? I bet she could pass the physical for the Merrillville Police Dept. !!! What a bunch of wimps!

  • Jamall

    The other officers should have put a bullet in his head.

    • Zack Chandler

      agreed! his parents are now going to attempt to sue Merrillville Police station for Excessive Police Brutality or some along those lines .

  • Homer Simpson

    That’s it! You people have stood in my way long enough. I’m going to clown college!

  • anonymous

    You don’t have all the information, it’s not fair for you to judge anyone unless you know them.

  • nobodyknows

    Its sad that this man has young children that he didnt even think about before he did want he did. Drugs before kids makes for one undeserving father. The correct info is on the news and in the papers. Bath salts, come on!! And he thought he would win….

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