TASERs don't fire a bolt of juice,
they mostly fire a set of wires and then you have to hit the button to apply the juice. The perp undid the wire before the juice button was hit.
These devices are notoriously difficult to use. Leather jackets can prevent the deployment of the darts, and even if they don't insulate against the jolt. Get somebody high on the right stuff and they would feel the jolt even if you hit square on the naked chest....
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