Alyssa Elkins, a 16-year-old girl with terminal leukemia, had one of her last wishes come true on Jan. 29 in Newark, Ohio: using a stun gun on a human being (video below).
Elkins, who lives in McConnellsville, didn't think being hit with thousands of volts of electricity was actually very painful because of a scene she saw in a movie, notes WBNS.
As people in the room shouted, "Taser! Taser! Taser!" Elkins fired an estimated 50,000 volts into Newark Police Sgt. Doug Bline, who let out a groan and crumpled to the ground.
"I don't like inflicting pain on people," Elkins told the news station. "I didn't know it was going to be that painful really."
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Apparently, Elkins was so heartbroken that she went on to use a stun gun on her dear uncle, Josh Barry, a state trooper.
The teen's mother, Tiffany Elkins, was pleased by the agonizing demonstrations: "It makes us feel good just to know she's getting to experience some things that she wants to do."
"It is unpleasant to say the least," Bline added. "But if for five seconds it makes somebody's dream come true, especially in her situation. It was well worth it no matter what."
The Washington Post noted in November 2015 that at least 48 people died from police stun guns that year.
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Alyssa told The Columbus Dispatch that she once giggled at the sight of her uncle being electrocuted with a stun gun when he was in training to be a trooper.
Bline said the exercise was an educational opportunity to show that stun guns "are a very safe, effective way to subdue someone," which is not completely backed up by science.
A 2012 study found that in some cases, people can go into cardiac arrest (heart stops) and die after being shot with a stun gun, reported Live Science.
Dr. Douglas Zipes, a cardiologist and study author, said at the time: "I think many law enforcement users are not aware of the possibility of cardiac arrest."
Alyssa went on to credit God for her terminal condition: "God loves everybody and he's for us and not against us. He puts us through trials. In the end, I'm not really scared. If he takes me, I know where I'm going," notes The Columbus Dispatch.