Asheville Citizen-Times, NC
ASHEVILLE — A city resident was resisting arrest as a stun grenade thrown by police exploded beneath him, according to Asheville’s police chief.
Chief Bill Hogan spoke publicly about the injured man for the first time Friday, nine days after a raid on what police called a crack house sent Troy Steven Wyatt to the hospital with genital injuries.
Hogan’s account differed from that of Wyatt’s attorney, who said an officer lobbed the distraction device into his lap.
The “flashbang,” or stun grenade, emits a blinding flash of light and a loud noise designed to distract someone long enough for law enforcement to take control of a situation.
Wyatt, 39, was discharged Tuesday from Mission Hospitals, where records say he left in good condition. But his attorney Java Warren said Thursday that doctors were determining if they would have to remove one or both of his testicles.
So remember kids, don't smoke crack or Officer Friendly will come and blow your balls off.
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