- Associated Press - Wednesday, July 1, 2015

VAN METER, Iowa (AP) - For $5, residents in Van Meter are getting the chance to use a police Taser on a city official.

The Des Moines Register (https://dmreg.co/1NuYP3d ) reports City Hall is selling raffle tickets as part of a public safety fundraiser, and the winner will get the opportunity to use a Taser on City Administrator Jake Anderson or Councilman Bob Lacy at the Van Meter Fire Association Street Dance on July 18.

Officials say a police officer will assist using the Taser, and the proceeds will go toward helping the police department purchase a second squad car, add speed radar and potentially expand its six-member part-time and reserve force.

According to Anderson, the idea came up during a meeting with police about funding. Lacy volunteered for the event so Anderson, who also volunteered, would have competition.

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Information from: The Des Moines Register, https://www.desmoinesregister.com

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