Driver pulled over for speeding tells traffic cop: ‘No wonder you people get shot’

Driver pulled over for speeding tells traffic cop: ‘No wonder you people get shot’

In the midst of a spate of encouraging stories about citizens coming to the aid of police officers in need comes a sad reminder that some people are still [YOUR EXPLETIVE HERE].

The foul-mouthed and mean-spirited cop-hater in this scenario out of Palm Beach County, Fla., is 62 years old — old enough to know better, and a member of the gentler sex, to boot.

WISTV reports that the driver, who received a traffic ticket for doing 51 in a 20 mile-per-hour school zone, told the sheriff’s deputy, “No wonder you people get shot. You’re absolute a**holes.”

She was going 31 miles per hour above the speed limit, and she was the one calling names!

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The incident happened September 1.

Here is a video clip of the exchange, followed by the transcript:

Deputy: Ma’am, ma’am.

Driver: What

Deputy: You are being cited for speeding. This explains what your options are. Drive safe.

Driver: You know what? No wonder you people get shot. You’re absolute “a**holes.”

Deputy: OK, thank you ma’am. I appreciate that.

Driver: You’re welcome. Have a nice day.

Deputy: Drive safe.

Palm Beach County Sheriff Ric Bradshaw expressed disappointment and anger at the driver’s behavior, telling reporters:

This is a deputy trying to make sure that children are safe and don’t get killed in a school zone. He was doing his job. And I think it’s totally unacceptable for somebody to talk to a deputy or any law enforcement officer like that, when that’s what they are trying to do to protect our children.

I couldn’t have said it better.

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Howard Portnoy

Howard Portnoy

Howard Portnoy has written for The Blaze, HotAir, NewsBusters, Weasel Zippers, Conservative Firing Line, RedCounty, and New York’s Daily News. He has one published novel, Hot Rain, (G. P. Putnam’s Sons), and has been a guest on Radio Vice Online with Jim Vicevich, The Alana Burke Show, Smart Life with Dr. Gina, and The George Espenlaub Show.


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