Snopes Debunks “Death By Tasering Balls” Reports

Just published by Snopes:

Snopes spoke with Kristi Greeson, the wife of the late Kevin Greeson, who told us that there was no truth to the allegation that her husband’s heart attack was the result of his accidentally tasing himself. Greeson said that her husband attended the Capitol riot but never entered the building.

“He just stopped talking, and I could hear all the people. That’s when he had the heart attack,” Greeson told Snopes over the phone. “He died instantly.”

“He had no guns. He had no tasers. He had no weapons. The only thing he had was a flagpole,” she said. “Forever and ever, my husband is going to be known as the guy who tasered his balls while stealing a painting and that could not be farther from the truth,” she told us.

Snopes also points a New York Times reporter who says he was near Gleeson when he fell to the ground.

(Tipped by JMG reader Dan)