An 87-year-old Oklahoma grandmother is suing her hometown of El Reno after she was subdued by police with a stun gun as she was lying in a bed hooked up to an oxygen machine.
She's seeking at least $75,000, according to the suit.
She was stunned when officers came to her home to check on her after her grandson called 911 on Dec. 22, concerned that she "wanted to end her life" and might have taken unknown medication.
An arriving officer said Lona Varner pulled a kitchen knife from under her pillow and threatened to stab and kill him, the Associated Press reported. Another officer then zapped her, the AP reported.
-- Lance Murray