Cop Tasers Concert Crew

A crew member for Phil Vassar was in for a shock when a sheriff’s deputy working a concert at the Great Jones County Fair in Monticello, Iowa, tasered him following the show July 22.

According to the Cedar Rapids Gazette, the crew member, who matched the description of a man attempting to make contact with entertainers during the show, was stopped by the deputy backstage.

After handing the deputy his credentials, the crew member attempted to run away, the Gazette said, and was stunned by the officer.

“I have the fair police statement and witness statements and at this point I see no wrongdoing,” Sheriff Mark Denniston told the paper. “He was following protocol.”

Just two days later, concerts at the fair were brought to an abrupt close after heavy rains caused the Maquoketa River to flood the nearby Lake Delhi dam.

A Styx, Joan Jett and Grand Funk Railroad show was canceled amid concerns the river would breach the fairgrounds.