UPDATE — 7:35 p.m. ET: After investigating the circumstances surrounding the video, police in Huntington Beach, California determined the individuals depicted in the viral footage were all actors. No cops were involved, according to Capt. Russ Reinhart:
A new video posted online shows things take a sudden turn when a YouTube prankster attempts to pull a stunt on the local police.
The footage depicts comedian Jack Vale standing next to a pair of cops eating breakfast. Vale calls it the “paranoid prank,” where he stands next to someone and describes over the phone exactly what they are doing.
Two officers eating breakfast, however, didn’t find it amusing when it was pulled on them.
“Is there a problem?” the unidentified male officer asks Vale.
“Oh, no. I’m on the phone. Is everything okay?” he replies.
“You’re taking quite an interest in our breakfast,” the officer says.
“Oh, no. I’m going to order something later. I don’t need your food. But I appreciate it, that’s nice of you, thank you,” Vale replies.
Eventually, the male officer has enough of Vale’s antics and heads outside, charging at him.
“Get off the phone!” he orders, before pushing him onto the hood of his squad car and frisking his body.
[sharequote align=”right”]”What are you doing? I didn’t do anything!”[/sharequote]
“Stop. I was just kidding around,” Vale says. “What are you doing? I didn’t do anything!”
“You know what, why don’t you just get the f**k out of here,” the officer says. “Just get the hell out of here.”
At the conclusion of the video, Vale commented on the incident.
“Nothing like that has ever happened to me before,” he said. “I think the cop was super-agressive considering the passive nature of what that prank even was.”
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