Police Officer Charles Kling stopped a 2011 Toyota Sienna for a motor vehicle infraction on Harding Avenue at Fifth Street on Dec. 20 at about 5 p.m. and believed something was amiss as he talked with the driver, 21-year-old Abdul Hussain, said Sgt. Warren Lee.
The officer noted in his police report that Hussain appeared “nervous” and “was sweating,” Lee said. The driver was asked to exit the vehicle and once out, was patted down by the officer, Lee said. The officer found three pocket knives clipped to Hussein’s belt at the base of his back, Lee said. The officer also noticed Hussein had something in his front pocket and questioned him, Lee said, adding the driver told the officer he had a Taser and since he’s a gas station attendant, he’s allowed to have one. The officer took the Taser and charged Hussein with unlawful possession of weapons. Lee said it is illegal to possess a Taser in New Jersey.
A Taser is a weapon that uses electrical current to disrupt voluntary control of muscles. The Taser can be legally carried, concealed or open, without a permit in 43 states, according to Wikipedia. They are prohibited for citizen use in the District of Columbia, Hawaii, Massachusetts, Michigan, New Jersey, New York, Rhode Island, and Wisconsin.
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