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May 28, 2009 10:40 PM   Subscribe

Sometimes the bear gets you, sometimes you get the bear.

OK, this kid is a royal jerk, but there are all too many cases of the reverse.....
posted by caddis (43 comments total) 4 users marked this as a favorite

 
NSFW due to the excessive amount of swearing this guy does throughout the entire video.
posted by CitrusFreak12 at 10:45 PM on May 28, 2009


ONCOMING! OOOOONCOMING!!!
posted by loquacious at 10:49 PM on May 28, 2009


I kind of wish the cop had shot that kid in the face.

To put him out of my misery.
posted by dersins at 11:03 PM on May 28, 2009 [1 favorite]


In all honesty, that was one of the most suspenseful things I've seen in a long, long time. If not for the fact that it was obvious that the kid later posted the video, I wouldn't have been surprised if that kid had pulled out a gun and started firing. Talk about Unreliable Narrators... Also, by the end, I found myself sympathetic to the cop, who handled matters rather well, all things considered.
posted by darth_tedious at 11:07 PM on May 28, 2009


ONCOMING! OOOOONCOMING!!!

Holy shit.
posted by delmoi at 11:22 PM on May 28, 2009


OK, this kid is a royal jerk, but there are all too many cases of the reverse.....

Where the kid chasing the cop down like a douchebag is NOT a royal jerk?
posted by katillathehun at 11:47 PM on May 28, 2009


Holy shit.

Meth is a hell of a drug.
posted by loquacious at 11:49 PM on May 28, 2009 [1 favorite]


…later at the station…

Sheriff: “ Son, thanks for coming down here; there were a few things I wanted to talk to you about. Look, I can't have you harassing my deputies like this. It just doesn't work to have citizens following around other people, threatening them, and throwing their weight around like that—especially when those other people are cops. That's not what makes society work correctly, and you and I both know that. ”

Douchebag: “Officer, I caught that guy goin' 90. No way I was gonna just let that slide by. And if you wanna take it to court, I've got video and everything, and I'm happy to bring whatever it takes.”

Sheriff: “Well, son, considering the situation you're in, I don't think that would be a very good idea right about now.”

Douchebag: “Oh, so now you're threatenin' me? Well, bring it, bitches, 'cuz I clearly have god on my side in this one. I'll call my lawyer right now. Seriously.”

Sheriff: “Huh? Oh—you thought…no, son, you misunderstand me. See, I was just about to offer you a job.”
posted by koeselitz at 12:19 AM on May 29, 2009 [3 favorites]


Messed up the html. Sorry.
posted by hamida2242 at 12:27 AM on May 29, 2009


hamida2242: it's really easy. Just select some text and click the button that says “link” on it in the bottom right corner of the comment form. That way, you can make links.
posted by koeselitz at 12:27 AM on May 29, 2009


I cannot believe this guy didn't get a DUI.
posted by fshgrl at 12:29 AM on May 29, 2009


Douchetastic.
posted by P.o.B. at 1:25 AM on May 29, 2009


That kid should have been arrested for his inability to string together four words without one of them being "fuck".
posted by stupidsexyFlanders at 1:30 AM on May 29, 2009 [1 favorite]


Agreed that the kid is a jerk, but in principle this is an excellent thing. Someone needs to start a non-profit, specifically tasked with hiring watchers to keep cops humble and honest.
posted by Meatbomb at 1:57 AM on May 29, 2009 [2 favorites]


>Someone needs to start a non-profit, specifically tasked with hiring watchers to keep cops humble and honest.

http://www.copwatch.org/
posted by darth_tedious at 2:09 AM on May 29, 2009 [1 favorite]


You might want to recruit people who can read speedometers so.
posted by fshgrl at 2:09 AM on May 29, 2009


Just when I think I've seen all forms of dickhole-ery, along comes youtube to prove me wrong.
posted by Rhomboid at 3:16 AM on May 29, 2009 [1 favorite]


Say what you want, the guys got brass ones.
posted by sexymofo at 5:34 AM on May 29, 2009


Dialogue reenactment available on a 4th grade playground near you.
posted by porn in the woods at 6:05 AM on May 29, 2009


ONCOMING! OOOOONCOMING!!!

Did anyone else start laughing when he was driving and "If I Had $1000000" by Barenaked Ladies came on the radio (around 0:56)?
posted by educatedslacker at 6:14 AM on May 29, 2009 [1 favorite]


ONCOMING! OOOOONCOMING!!!

Let me get this straight - you build a bait car, and all you do is slap a camera in it? No GPS so cops can follow it discretely, no remote shut down? This guy ran over another car, topped out his speed at 143 km/hr (which is what? 43 mph?), and broke into other cars while in this thing - he should have been stopped and arrested there. Not later.

It just seems like a lame bait car.

yes I know - 88mph. I made a joke. About conversion from metric.
posted by deliquescent at 6:25 AM on May 29, 2009 [1 favorite]


This video was brought to you by the Virginia State Department of Tourism.
posted by Lipstick Thespian at 7:05 AM on May 29, 2009


D'ya have a good sarsaparilla?
posted by Antidisestablishmentarianist at 7:07 AM on May 29, 2009 [1 favorite]


Sometimes you eat the bar, and sometimes, well, he eats you.
posted by shakespeherian at 7:09 AM on May 29, 2009


sexymofo, in the end, that guy ended up having no balls at all. He's like a dog chasing a car—he wouldn't know what to do with it if he caught one. Isn't deadly force justified when an officer's life is in danger?

I wish the the cop had radioed for backup to meet him wherever he stopped, guns drawn. In addition to being a giant douche, the guy was also guilty of reckless driving—his own video would prove that.
posted by emelenjr at 7:23 AM on May 29, 2009


And sometimes there's no bear anywhere in sight... just two pretty dumb guys.
posted by juliplease at 8:06 AM on May 29, 2009 [2 favorites]


D'ya have a good sarsaparilla?
Sioux City Sarsapirilla.
Or, y'know, a White Russian. Say what you will about it, at least it has an ethos.
posted by WolfDaddy at 8:34 AM on May 29, 2009


This kid is an idiot. He's super-impressed with how fast he's going as soon as he hits 80mph (I guess that's an unusual speed in Virgina?), which suggests he's exactly the wrong person to be conducting any sort of high-speed chase, and at the end of the video, he's got the adrenaline shakes so bad he can't hold the camera remotely still. This is the last thing we need more of on our roads.
posted by notashroom at 8:42 AM on May 29, 2009


This kid is an idiot. He's super-impressed with how fast he's going as soon as he hits 80mph (I guess that's an unusual speed in Virgina?), which suggests he's exactly the wrong person to be conducting any sort of high-speed chase, and at the end of the video, he's got the adrenaline shakes so bad he can't hold the camera remotely still. This is the last thing we need more of on our roads.

Good point! We need more cops speeding wrecklessly with no lights on down rural roads to hunt down these criminals!
posted by Big_B at 8:56 AM on May 29, 2009


You know, I've actually had actually had Sioux City. Yes it is a good Sarsapirilla.

Want to know where I found it? Waiting in the horrific line at the Fry's in Burbank, CA. No joke.

So, perhaps the Coen Bros. spent a lot of time buying electronics in Southern California.
posted by sideshow at 8:57 AM on May 29, 2009


Much more entertaining...
posted by prototype_octavius at 9:32 AM on May 29, 2009


Good point! We need more cops speeding wrecklessly with no lights on down rural roads to hunt down these criminals!

The cop wasn't the one in this video who was weaving between lanes, having difficulty controlling his vehicle. The kid was. Cops frequently speed to respond to calls without turning on lights and sirens. Also, cops are trained in driving at high speeds. This kid has neither excuse.

Now, if you want my dad, a retired race car driver, to be the citizen patrol taking these cops to task for driving at high speeds without lights and sirens, okay, fine. Put a cizitens' brigade out there who are capable of driving safely at high speeds and under varying weather and visibility to patrol the patrollers if you want, but giving asshole kids permission to make the streets more hazardous is just stupid.
posted by notashroom at 9:33 AM on May 29, 2009 [1 favorite]


We need more cops speeding wrecklessly

Well, better than than speeding wreckfully.
posted by dersins at 10:01 AM on May 29, 2009


Aww, he thinks he's people!
posted by Sailormom at 10:15 AM on May 29, 2009


Police cars should be hard-wired to activate their blue lights and siren anytime they exceed 70mph. It's common to see them cruising at 80-90mph around here... with a cellphone pressed to their ear...

One could argue that they have enough driving expertise that they can handle the high speeds. Fine -- provided I can use my SCCA racing license as a similar defense.
posted by LordSludge at 10:42 AM on May 29, 2009 [1 favorite]


prototype_octavius: Much more entertaining ...

Heh—that's sorta funny, but if you want entertaining, the cop in Michigan who swiped some confiscated pot, cooked it into brownies and ate said brownies with his wife, and then called 911 in a panic thinking they'd both overdosed because "time is going by really really really really slow" is comedy gold.
posted by koeselitz at 10:47 AM on May 29, 2009 [2 favorites]


That kid is a total douchebag.
posted by mike3k at 11:06 AM on May 29, 2009


Next time there's a post about cops acting like assholes, someone should direct the police apologists (who invariably bitch about how everyone on Metafilter hates cops for no good reason) to this thread.
posted by hifiparasol at 11:06 AM on May 29, 2009


hifiparasol: Next time there's a post about cops acting like assholes, someone should direct the police apologists (who invariably bitch about how everyone on Metafilter hates cops for no good reason) to this thread.

Who are you talking about? That is, who hates cops? Be direct, man.
posted by koeselitz at 11:16 AM on May 29, 2009


One could argue that they have enough driving expertise that they can handle the high speeds. Fine -- provided I can use my SCCA racing license as a similar defense.

Works for me.

Next time there's a post about cops acting like assholes, someone should direct the police apologists (who invariably bitch about how everyone on Metafilter hates cops for no good reason) to this thread.

Funny thing is, I think this is the first time I've taken the cops' side on anything on MeFi. I'm not fond of them in general and have learned the last thing I want to do if I need help is call a cop, but do I trust their driving at high speeds over random morons like the kid with the camera? You bet.
posted by notashroom at 11:17 AM on May 29, 2009


Seems clear to me that the deputy really needed to take a leak. Nothing else explains both the speeding, and his desire to leave ASAP without hassling the video dude.
posted by Bitstop at 12:58 PM on May 29, 2009 [1 favorite]


How'd this get categorizes as "nonprofits/activism" ?
posted by PuppyCat at 8:03 PM on May 29, 2009


categorized, even.
posted by PuppyCat at 8:04 PM on May 29, 2009


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