A US man is suing his employer over being tasered dozens of times over nine months as a practical joke.
What some workers thought was a harmless prank has left a man unemployed, on edge and unable to sleep.
Workers at Fred Fincher Motors in Houston, Texas, tasered former colleague Bradley Jones more than 20 times, filming the “pranks” at least twice.
“It hurt incredibly and it was humiliating to have it done in front of your co-workers and customers,” Jones said. “It was unacceptable. It was hurtful. It was wrong.”
Jones, 45, worked at Fred Fincher Motors for more than four years, with the taser attacks happening over the last nine months. He was saving to buy a home, so could not quit. When he complained about the attacks, he was fired.
Jones is now suing dealer Sam Harless, who he claims recorded the attacks and uploaded the videos to YouTube, as well as Harless’ wife and two other employees.
“I was constantly looking behind my shoulder, distracted, couldn’t sleep,” Jones, 45, said in an interview. “I would even look behind my shower curtain at home.”
Harless has released a statement dismissing the lawsuit as “frivolous.”
Jones was seeing a therapist as he looked for another job. While the current case is civil, his attorney said criminal charges could follow.