Newark – Police in central Ohio have helped a teenage leukemia patient cross off a bucket-list item that was seriously shocking: she wanted to use a stun gun on someone.
Sixteen-year-old Alyssa Elkins, who doctors have given just four months to live, got to do that on Sunday.
After a bit of training from the Newark police, she zapped one of its members, Sargeant Doug Bline, while her supporters watched.
Bline winced and fell on to a mat, guided by spotters. He says being hit with a Taser is an unpleasant experience but that it had been worth it to help make Alyssa’s wish come true.
Alyssa had made her bucket list when her leukaemia returned and she decided not to undergo further treatment.
The Columbus Dispatch newspaper reports she added the stun-gun item half-jokingly, after seeing video of her uncle, who is a state trooper, being hit with a Taser during his training.