We all have to admit there have been times when we’ve been a little late headed to work; so we glance around us quickly to make sure no police are around, then we proceed to speed to get to work a little quicker.
But this California man films what he thinks is a law enforcement officer using his position to get to work on time.
“A Los Angeles County Sheriff’s officer just passed me at a very high speed I decided to follow him and record it,” a man going by the name Guicci007 on Youtube (who identifies himself as Lewis in the video) wrote. “Is it okay for you to break the law if you’re late for work, officer? (If I did the same, I would get a ticket!)”
“What puts you above the law?” he wrote.
Lewis followed the officer through several highway connections to what appears to be a branch of the Los Angeles County Sheriff Department, where he confronted him.
“This sheriff guy is driving like a maniac, changing lanes without turn signals… I don’t know what his deal is,” Lewis says in the video, eventually getting the license plate of the SUV as 1332779.
“There he goes again, changing lanes without a turn signal,” Lewis narrated later. “He’s been driving recklessly for a while. There he goes back to the left lane without a turn signal. I wonder what his emergency is that he’s been switching lanes back and forth.”
Lewis made several narrations like these during the video each time the officer would pass someone, or changed lanes without a turn signal.
Eventually, the SUV turned off the freeway and reached its final destination. At this point, the officer, later identified only as “Rich”, came over to speak with Lewis through a chain-link fence.
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As he approached, Lewis asked for a business card, informing Rich that he had been following him for a while and watching him “turn left and right, speeding without signals and everything.”
“I feel that you were driving recklessly, and I got you on video driving excessively, not putting your turn signal on and not even knowing if it was an emergency,” Lewis said, while the officer simply responded with OK’s.
“That’s a pretty long way,” the officer said, remarking on how far Lewis said he followed him for.