A video on YouTube shows a Miami-Dade police officer getting pulled over by a disgruntled woman driver after he passes her at speed on the freeway.
The cop ends up apologizing to the brave citizen driver after she chased him down and gave him a ticking off for his erratic driving during the rush hour.
She eventually lets him off with just a warning after he apologizes for driving fast trying to get to work on-time. He eventually drives off after inquiring from the woman citizen if there is any other emergency that he can help her with, to which she replies, no.
The reverse traffic stop was posted in a series of videos taken by Claudia Castillo on Friday, and discovered by PINAC News after Castillo saw the cop speeding by her at over 90 MPH without his emergency lights on. The officer claimed he was unaware that he was speeding and was not on his way to an emergency, but was instead on his way to work.
“The reason I pulled you over today,” the woman said to the officer after the officer walked up to her vehicle, “is because I saw you, since Miller Drive when you were first jumping onto the Palmetto, and you were pushing 90 miles an hour.”
Claudia Castillo YouTube video:
“Really?” the officer asked. “Okay.”
“You passed me like I was standing still,” Castillo informed him.
Castillo continued questioning the officer, asking what the emergency was that he was responding to.
“Um, I don’t know how fast I was going,” the officer said. “But I can tell you this: I’m on my way to work right now. I don’t believe I was speeding.”
He claimed that he only stopped because he assumed that the woman was having an emergency and needed his assistance.
“Well, then I apologize,” he said. “I’ll be sure to slow down then.”
The officer asked if Castillo wanted his name and badge number, but she declined, and informed him that she simply believes that “we all should set an example” — a sentiment with which the officer agreed.
This encounter, of course, could have gone very differently, but both the officer and the woman acted very professionally and will hopefully set an example for many.
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