This Video Is a Hoax

Monday, January 16th, 2012

Lots of people have sent me the video below over the last few days. Unfortunately, the video was also just written up in the Daily Mail.

It seemed suspicious to me, so I poked around a bit. Sure enough, it isn’t what it appears to be. The driver is also a cop. The two were apparently playing pranks on one another. Or engaging in some sort of role play. Which is still a bit strange, but not nearly as troubling as the video first appears.

This all happened late last summer. I’m not sure why it’s making the rounds again now.


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6 Responses to “This Video Is a Hoax”

  1. #1 |  Dave Krueger | 

    Too late. I already posted it on my Facebook page and added some choice commentary. On the other hand, I didn’t say anything different than I’ve said on any other video I’ve posted showing cops really being abusive.

  2. #2 |  yonemoto | 

    it’s still an abuse of power. Cops are using marked vehicles, blaring their sirens, for the purposes of a prank. That’s public resources.

  3. #3 |  Juice | 

    But it is believable. I got treated very much like this in a certain place called Mississippi. “Get out and don’t come back.” Ok, will do.

  4. #4 |  Bob | 

    So… what… these morons thought they were making a PSA on how to piss off a cop or something?

    So… the guy made a PUBLIC apology on Facebook? How do you do that, exactly?

  5. #5 |  SJE | 

    WHY? A good reason would be to denigrate the legit cop-abuse videos, by muddying the waters. “Hey, that is probably just a joke, just like that video that everyone saw in January 2012” You don’t need much to take people’s mind off evidence of wrong doing because they are so desperate to believe that cops only do right.

  6. #6 |  Eric | 

    I’m curious – what made you suspect it was fake? Of course it is, just interested about what you’re seeing that others, initially, were not.