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Legally shoot city official with Taser for $5

By Mason White 11:46 AM July 6, 2015
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By: Tanya Malhotra
(Scroll down for video) Did you ever wonder what it feels like to shoot someone with a Taser?

Now, you will be able to win a chance to legally shoot a city official with a Taser.

Officials in Des Moines, Iowa, are offering its residents the opportunity to use a Taser on a city official. Van Meter officials are selling raffle tickets for just $5.

The raffles are part of a fundraiser for public safety. The raffle winner will have the opportunity to use a Taser on City Administrator Jake Anderson or Councilman Bob Lacy.

The two volunteered to be Tasered. Police officers will be on site to help out the man who will be Tasered.

The proceeds from the raffle tickets will help the police department buy a second patrol car and add speed radars among other things.

Anderson said that the idea came about during a meeting with police about funding. It began as a joke, but soon turned into a competition between Lacy and Anderson.

The police department is also raffling off gift cards.