Aug 15, 2015 9:40 PM
Man tased at Canobie Lake Park after refund upset
SALEM - A Foxborough, Massachusetts man was tased at the gates of a popular New Hampshire theme park on Saturday afternoon after allegedly threatening employees who denied him a refund.
Randy Lewis, 32, demanded a refund from the park after a thunderstorm moved in and brought heavy rain, police said.
After guest service members denied Lewis' request because the park was staying open during the storm, authorities said he commented there would be a "thumping" if he didn't get his money back.
Police said Lewis began to swear and was asked to leave the park grounds, but refused.
As officers responded just after 5 p.m., Lewis allegedly 'clenched his fist and stared down the officers.'
Family members were asked to help convince Lewis to leave, but he still refused and was placed under arrest, police said.
Officers say the unruly guest then 'curled up on the ground and placed his arms under his body', so they used a taser in 'drive stun mode' to handcuff Lewis.
Lewis was charged with disorderly conduct, resisting arrest and criminal threatening.
He was released on $2,500 personal recognizance bail and is scheduled to appear in court on Sept. 28 at 8 a.m.
The incident comes just 14 months after a Vermont family was caught on camera punching and kicking Salem police officers in a riot at the park's gate.
One of the family members, who was accused of trying to bring a knife inside the family park, was sentenced to community service in May.