A pair of men driving through Concordia Parish in Louisiana say they witnessed someone in a cop car break the law on Highway 425 without any repercussions from the officer. The offense? Littering.
The pair followed the officer, who KNOE-TV identified as Lee Williams with the Ferriday Police Department, to a store to tell him their thoughts on what they saw.
"I just want to let you know that that ain't right," the driver, who the news station identified as Marcus Smith, said, accusing the cop of letting the passenger in his car throw a candy wrapper out the window.
"I tell you what you do, you worry about you," the cop retorted.
Two men claim to have witnessed someone litter from a police officer's car, seemingly without any repercussions. The men then recorded their confrontation with the officer afterward. (Image source: YouTube)
"I'm worried about you because you would pull over and write a ticket...," Smith continued
"How do you know what I would do?" the cop asked.
For nearly 9 minutes, the confrontation between Smith, his passenger, Randall Garrett, and Williams continued.
"It's against the law and you are there to uphold the law," Garrett said as he recorded the cop on his cellphone.
"Go do something about it," the cop countered.
After the men in the car accused the cop of being "above the law," Williams fired back that he didn't pull him over for going 65 mph in a 45 mph zone. While the men in the car denied going this fast, they said they were going the same speed as the officer.
"I tell you what you do, you pull this vehicle off and get out of my face," he said and later challenged them to "go write me a ticket" or file a complaint.
Both of the men accusing the cop said they are former officers and that they feel it's not easy to just file a complaint and expect results.
"If I knew it would do anything, I would," Smith said at the suggestion.
"You signed an oath, saying that if you see somebody break the law ... it's your job enforce the law," Smith said.
"Yeah, is it your job to enforce the law?" the cop asked.
The men in the car sure thought so.
"We have the right to enforce our opinion, man," Garrett said.
At times during the confrontation, the cop interrupted the heated conversation with the men to say hello — "what's up, baby" on one occasion and "what's up, bro" on another — to people passing by.
When they asked how long he had been an officer for, Williams retorted that it isn't "your f***ing business."
The whole confrontation ended with a finalizing, "You go file your complaint, boy."
"He called you a boy," Garrett snickered as they pulled off.
Watch the footage (Content warning: some strong language):
According to the state, it is against the law for anyone to intentionally litter on public property or private property not owned by them. The maximum penalty for a first conviction of littering can be as severe as a $250 fine and eight hours of service in a litter abatement program.
The Ferriday Police Department did not immediately respond to TheBlaze's request for comment.