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!
The incident happened September 1.
Here is a video clip of the exchange, followed by the transcript:
Deputy: Ma’am, ma’am.
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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