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Only in America: Drop that garden hose!

Florida police taser a man for turning a garden hose on his neighbor's house fire — and more in our collection of strange revelations about the nation

A Florida man was tasered by police for turning his hose on his neighbor's house fire. Dan Jensen, 42, complied when police ordered him to put down his garden hose, but as the fire came near his fence with no fire trucks in sight, he turned the hose on again and was promptly tasered. "I thought they were here to help me," said Jensen of the police. "Instead, they hurt me."