When a man and his friends were pulled over last week due to a burned license plate light, the officer sensed something else might be amiss.
A police officer got permission to search a car from the driver after he said he smelled and saw marijuana. What he saw ended up being "a moldy, old French fry." (Image source: YouTube)
In a video posted to YouTube by a person going by the username Joe Mugga, the officer collected identification from all the men in the car and explained why they were pulled over. He then ordered the driver out of the car.
Initially, the driver protested, asking why he had to get out. At one point, the officer reached through the car's opened window and it appeared as if he pushed the unlock button for the doors. It is unclear who opened the car door after that.
"I smelled weed in the car…I see something in the back seat," the cop said, after the driver exited.
"Weed?" the driver said.
The cop ushered the passengers out of the car as well, directing them to sit next to the driver.
The driver said there was nothing in the car that shouldn't be there and gave the cop permission to search the vehicle.
"I let him search my car after he claims 'he saw and smelled weed' because I knew I had nothing illegal in my car," Joe Mugga wrote.
While the cop searched the car, the men joked that he probably saw French fries and not a joint.
"He saw crumbs of French fries, yo," one of the men sitting on the curb said, laughing.
It was, in fact, a French fry and the officer even acknowledged it.
"It was a moldy, old French fry," he said.
Joe Mugga wrote on YouTube that he thinks the video shows that cops "feel they can break rules/laws. When and will this ever end?"
Watch the footage (Content warning: some strong language):
It is unclear where this incident happened or if the driver was issue a ticket for a burned out license plate light, which he said in the video he didn't even know existed on his car.
Now, we should point out that Joe Mugga's latest video posted to YouTube is a rap song with the "WestSide Stoner Gang."