"The taser isn’t being used for defense. It’s being used to punish somebody for being uncooperative. At this point it’s basically an instrument of torture."
"The exception was the case of strip-club bouncer Jimmy Ferrozzo. In 1983 Jimmy and his dancer girlfriend were having sex on top of a piano that was rigged so it could be raised or lowered for performances. Apparently in the heat of passion the couple accidentally hit the up switch, whereupon the piano rose and crushed Jimmy to death against the ceiling. The girlfriend was pinned underneath him for hours but survived. I acknowledge this isn’t a scenario you want depicted in detail on the Saturday morning cartoons; my point is that death due to vertical piano movement has a basis in fact."
“Has anyone ever been killed by a falling piano or anvil?" Here’s some bits from how the newspapers back in 1983 reported this man’s piano death when it happened:
A nude, screaming dancer found trapped under a man’s crushed body on a trick piano pinned against a nightclub ceiling was too drunk to remember how she got there, police said.
[…] ”When you get on the piano, it goes up so slow, they should have noticed it,” said a young woman who identified herself as Desiree, a dancer at the club. ”They could have jumped off.”
According to this website, the strip club the Condor Club is still in business: “The drink menu now includes a concoction named ‘Sex on the Piano’ in Mr. Ferrozzo’s memory.”