LA CROSSE (WITI) -- A man at a bar in La Crosse used a Taser to stop a robbery -- and now, he's facing criminal charges.
It happened early Monday morning, February 9th at King's Korner, a bar on 8th Street South in La Crosse.
A woman pointed a gun at a bartender and demanded money. That's when Jeff Steele walked up to the woman with his Taser and she ran off. The woman was later arrested, but she's not the only one facing charges.
Steele is in trouble because of his Taser.
Steele faces a felony charge because he didn't have a concealed carry permit.
"I didn't think I did anything wrong by any means. I assumed that it was legal to carry around. Otherwise, why would you buy one to leave it at home? How is it for defense then?" Jeff Steele told WKBT.
"You can have it in your home and on your private property without a concealed carry permit, but you do need to keep a concealed carry permit to carry it out in public," Officer Lisa Barrix, with the La Crosse Police Department told WKBT.
Steele wasn't immediately taken to jail because police realized he was trying to help.
The District Attorney's Office has to decide whether to pursue the felony charge.
The woman believed to be responsible for the armed robbery, 24-year-old Heidi Thompson is being held on $10,000 cash bond. She is facing charges of armed robbery and disorderly conduct, WKBT reports.
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