It does have lights that come on and that plate that moves so it has some electric components, and this would be a way to deal with those annoying guys that set up with flak jacket, tac mask, trophy systems and claymores sitting behind a shield with a Remington. Just to be clear, it should knock the shield down and can be picked up off the ground same as when the person dies,not destroy it outright. --- Time magazine's Man of the Year in 2006! Really. Google it if you don't believe me.
Seeing as the EMP 'nades do enough physical damage to kill a wounded player (i'm assuming from concussive shock?) it's not that unreasonable an idea. Although it's more fun to get them in a Dance de la Muerte and distract 'em until one of my mates comes and kills him ;)