Men Pose As News Crew and Use Stun Gun On Residents

Here is our latest “Bastard Of The Day” award going out to two men with a dirty plan, and a stun gun.

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Two Cleveland men are accused of pretending to be journalists who filmed themselves using a stun gun on unsuspecting people.

Derek Rowell, 25, and Herbert Solomon, 19, were arrested Saturday afternoon, after police received two reports of stun gun shenanigans, according to WTAM. An unidentified juvenile, was also taken into custody.

Aound 2 p.m., a man told officials that six men, claiming they were members of the media, approached him asking for an interview. The resident says when he tried to walk away, someone zapped him with a stun gun while the cameras rolled.

Cleveland police got a second call around 4 p.m. from a tipster complaining a group of men were filming themselves of using stun guns on others.

Police say Herbert admitted to operating the camera while Solomon jolted victims, WKYC reported. Investigators say Herbert told them they did it “for fun,” while Solomon claimed he did what he was told to do.

Rowell and Solomon are facing felony assault charges, according to Fox 8.

Authorities were on the lookout for other members of the phony news crew.