Video of an interaction between police officers and a young punk went viral after it was posted to social media. The incident began as a man started disrespecting a smaller female police officer, but things didn’t exactly go according to plan for him when the woman’s partner showed up — and that’s right about when it stopped being funny.
It all started when a police officer stopped a man for riding his bike on the sidewalk in Merced, California. Seeing how taxpayers are footing the bill for bike lanes on the road, it’s now illegal in quite a few places for people to ride their bicycles on the sidewalk, where pedestrians are walking.
After the female officer spotted the man on the sidewalk, she stopped him and demanded to see his ID – and this is when things started to go downhill. Seeing how the lady cop was smaller in stature, this apparently emboldened the punk to ignore her orders and even try to leave the scene.
After she grew tired of the thug disrespecting her and ignoring her orders, the officer took things to the next level. After all, that’s usually what happens when you blatantly disregard what a police officer is saying after you break the law.
As can be seen in the clip posted on YouTube, the cop was smaller in size and had some difficulty trying to apprehend the man, but things would soon change. Within a short time, backup arrived to help the lady in blue. Just like that, another officer could be seen entering the frame, and he wasn’t about to put up with this guy’s crap.
“Do you hear her talking to you? Do you hear her talking to you?” the male officer asked while approaching the punk. At this point, things weren’t quite so funny anymore for the thug in question. The man was eventually detained, and in all, the entitled brat was charged with a felony and two misdemeanors.
As many are pointing out, this situation could have been avoided entirely. Although this bicyclist thought he wasn’t doing anything wrong, he was actually breaking the law, and as we’ve often heard, “Ignorance isn’t an excuse.” If he could have shut his mouth and cooperated, he would have realized this as the officer would have been able to explain the offense rather than having to waste time, fighting with him.
The reality of the situation here is that this guy would have more than likely gotten off with a warning if he was just polite and complied with the police officer. If the cop was able to check and make sure this guy wasn’t wanted or anything, she probably would have let him go on his way after informing him that bike riders are not allowed on the sidewalk.
Instead, because of today’s society is turning out entitled brats and whiners who think they can do whatever they want, this kid likely ended up receiving a charge for resisting police. The concept of ignoring a police order honestly baffles me. However, what gets to me, even more, is those who complain after they bring a police officer’s wrath down upon themselves by failing to comply, which is exactly what this guy did.
As he later explains in his entitled post, the idiot claims that “Merced police can’t explain harassment” – but that’s not the case. This guy was doing something illegal, and the officer had every right to ask the man to identify himself. The trick here is to never ignore or disregard a police officer — no matter how unjust you think it is.
Don’t make things worse. It’s always better to be inconvenienced than find yourself facing multiple felony charges. If there is a problem with the officer’s actions, that’s an issue for a later day in court, and if you’re right, you could be compensated very nicely if they were found to have violated the rules and infringed on your rights. However, you’ll never find out when you become the belligerent one in turn.
Tip of the day – if you want your situation to go the best it can when dealing with police, be respectful and comply. If the cop did something wrong, you can always take them to court afterward.