October 13, 2007
By NORBERTO SANTANA, Jr.OC Register
Michael Patrick Lass, 28, unarmed
... a confrontation ensued, a taser was deployed and then he was taken to the nursing station for examination. At some point, he stopped breathing.
A spokesman for the Orange County Sheriff's Department called it an unfortunate incident. "We'll have to wait for a lot of investigations to take place before we can figure out exactly what caused the guy to do what he did."
The death was the county's second associated with a Taser gun in a little more than a month.