Boston, MA — A 25-year-old software designer named Mike was driving in an unfamiliar area when he mistakenly turned the wrong way onto a one way road. Unfortunately for him, Boston’s finest was there to see it, and the resulting traffic stop was incredibly alarming.
Detective Stephen Lebert assured Mike he was in good hands:
“You’re lucky I’m a cop, because I’d be beating the fuckin’ piss outta you right now.”
Don’t we all wish we were as lucky as Mike?
Here’s the account from the almost-ventilated motorist himself:
Driving home today I got lost and made a wrong turn. In an unfamiliar area I drove slowly but made the mistake of not seeing a poorly marked one way. I stopped midway through entering it when I realized I screwed up and fortunately there were no close calls or potential accidents. Only a single oncoming car (not the medford cop/detective in the video, he was on the other side) that had fully stopped before the road seeing my stupid mistake. After I stopped and realized it was too late I just continued out of the way and back onto the correct road in front of me. This man starts tailgating me and puts his high beams on in his Red Chevy Silverado pick up truck. He then yells how I’m an asshole and that he is going to hurt me, and well the rest is in the video.
The date is incorrect as my dashcam apparently was set wrong. I very rarely ever need to pull videos off of it over the period of time I’ve owned it and just didn’t notice the date mistake. The time however is right.
I also never gave my address to him, he found it by running my plates/license so him saying I’m not registered is false. I have had that info updated since I moved.
To say the cop overreacted would be putting it lightly. But this isn’t right. Granted, police officers work an incredibly stressful job. They have to deal with the worst people on a daily basis. If that’s not enough, many in the media try to paint them as racists. But, no matter how many professional cops do a commendable job, there will always be a few bad eggs.
If you don’t already own a dash cam, you may want to consider buying one for yourself.