Citizen Pulls Over COP for Speeding

danjoseph | February 1, 2016
Font Size

This takes chutzpah.

Claudia Castillo, a Florida native, pulled up behind a police officer's and started flashing her lights and honking after the officer whizzed by her on a Florida highway without his emergency lights on.

The officer pulled over to ask the woman what the problem was, only to be informed that he was speeding. That's right -- the woman pulled the cop over for speeding.

She also recorded the lecture that she gave the bewildered officer on her cell phone.

Castillo: "The reason I pulled you over today ... is because I saw you since Miller Drive when you were first jumping onto the Palmetto, and you were pushing 90 miles an hour."

Officer: "Really? OK."

Castillo: "I pushed 80 [mph] to try and catch up to you, and I was still eating your dust. ... I just wanted to know, what's the emergency?"

Officer: "I don't know how fast I was going, but I can tell you this: I'm on my way to work right now. I don't believe I was speeding."

I wouldn't recommend that commuters try this at home. What was she going to do? Make the officer give himself a citation? She's actually lucky that the cop didn't cite her for admitting to going over the speed limit herself. 

But Miami-Dade police say they are investigating the incident and will take appropriate action. 

Hat Tip: Newser

mrc merch