The Washington Post caught up with Andrew Meyer in an unexpected blast from the past. Back in 2007, Meyer was in attendance at a Q&A session after a speech by Senator Kerry. After asking a series of allegedly hostile questions, his microphone was cut off and he was being escorted out of the building when things got interesting. He was wrestled to the ground and tased, screaming “Don’t tase me, bro!” which, thanks to YouTube.com, is now his claim to fame. He was charged with disturbing the peace and resisting arrest but the charges were dropped later that same year. Apparently, his traumatic experience gave him the resolve to pursue a law degree at the University of Florida.
“I got a taste of the system,” says Meyer. The incident made him “want to know how to defend myself. Want to be able to help people.”
We can only hope his tuition costs will be offset by sales of “Don’t Taze Me Bro” merchandise from his website theandrewmeyer.com.