Now a days it seems like everyone is out to make police officers look like the bad guys. At a McDonald’s parking lot in Webster, Massachusetts, one driver was trying a little too hard to turn a cop into a villain.
According to CBS Boston, Webster Police responded to allegation that one of their officers was parked in a handicap space illegally and confronted his accuser “inappropriately.” The accuser recorded the incident via camera phone as he informed the officer of his illegal parking.
“Do you know what you’re talking about?” the officer responded. “This isn’t a handicap spot, okay?”
“So you get to park wherever you want?” the driver says.
“That’s right,” the officer responds.
After the video was posted the department became bombarded with angry phone calls and social media posts criticizing officers for thinking that they are above the law. The department took to Facebook to respond.
“I will admit the cruiser is parked crooked in the parking spot, but I hardly think that is worthy of all this attention to include people wishing we were dead,” the department posted on Monday.
They also took the time to clear up the confusion about the spot.
“In Massachusetts a handicapped parking spot needs to be posted with signage that designated that parking spot a designated handicapped parking spot,” Webster Police posted.