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Pa. CO fired for TASER prank

Allegedly TASERed nurse for playing prank with his lunchbox

By C1 Staff

SELINSGROVE — A Snyder County corrections officer is appealing his termination for using a TASER on a nurse inside the jail after she pulled a prank on him.

According to a police report, Rebecca J. Bickhart, the nurse, was joking with Corrections Officer Randy Lee Noll in the main control and intake area, as reported by Daily Item. Bickhart admitted to playing a prank involving Noll’s lunchbox, prompting him to get a TASER from a locked cabinet.

Noll then allegedly cornered Bickhart in a holding cell and shocked her with the TASER on her right arm, which left two red marks.

Warden Ruth Rush said county officials have “no tolerance for pranks” and would not comment further on Noll’s termination while it’s under appeal. He is charged with possessing instruments of crime, using an electronic incapacitation device, simple assault and harassment.

“It’s unjust,” Teamsters Local 764 President Jimmy Little said. “He should be disciplined, but discharging him is too high.”

Bickhart continues to work at the jail and is employed by Prime Care. Rush said that county officials have asked the health care provider to review the matter. 

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