Florida Sheriff Pulled over Cop for Speed-Driving and the Internet Approved with Memes | “Work Drama”
Another day, another speeding news. People nowadays are obsessed with speed-driving through life and on the road, without considering the consequences. Maybe high speed gives them some kind of adrenaline rush. Recently, Florida has witnessed multiple cases of speeding from drunkards to grooms. Now a cop has been added to this list.
BBC News shared a video on their Instagram/Twitter account where one police car was chasing another. The car ahead was speeding at 80mph in a 45mph zone while the one behind was trying to pull it over. The lights and sirens of the speeding car were also off. The Florida cop who goes by the name Alexander Shaouni traveled almost double the speed limit in his police cruiser when a second officer caught hold of him. Apparently, he broke the rule for "going to work" and argued with Seminole County Sheriff, who caught him.
He wrongly justified his reckless behavior. According to a police report, "The Sheriff who caught hold of him drove at 100mph to catch up with him (Shaouni) as he raced past him on the local road," per Daily Mail. Once the officer was caught, he acted entitled and argued with his fellow officer giving the excuse of driving "to work." Unacceptable. The bodycam footage recorded the whole scene. After being stopped, he hopped out of his vehicle and approached the deputy aggressively, "What? I am going to work. My man, why are you trying to pull me over as I am going to work?" The sheriff responded, "Because you are going 80 in a 45 zone."
I was marrying a cop for 1/4 of a century/ this happens more than you think🤣— C.E. Jentzen (@belle4beau) June 15, 2023
But the cop refused to admit his mistake and insisted, "I am going to work," as he gestured at his Orlando Police Department uniform. Shaouni argued, "What does it look like I am dressed for?" he repeated, "What does it look like I am dressed for?" The entitled bloke stood his ground. Undeterred by the fact that he is in the department's uniform, the sheriff demanded Shaouni's license. Heedless to the deputy's call, he refused to show his license, headed back to his patrol car and drove off the site. The sheriff's deputy immediately reported the incident.
They both just had fight at home 😂— Ali Imran (@fossens_IC) June 15, 2023
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Shaouni was identified through his badge, the police cruiser's number and his name written over his police vest. At the Seminole County Jail, Shaouni was charged with resisting an officer, reckless driving and fleeing and eluding a law enforcement officer with lights and sirens active, according to WESH. Instagram users sided with the 'good cop' and condemned the 'bad cop's' actions. A user, @rayaalkhalifa said, "Of course, it's a Florida cop gallantly speeding into work with full confidence as if it's ok to do so." Another user, @matthewtrugooner declared, "Him being late for work is no excuse for speeding."
"When the police break the Law, there is no Law, just a fight for survival." - Billy Jack pic.twitter.com/EFP05P23Fq— #USProxyWar, of choice. Z! (@HiwattPete) June 15, 2023
Work drama 😂😂!!— Andrea Scioli (@asciolinyc) June 16, 2023
@juicemane513 quipped, "That's what good cops are supposed to do. Check one another so the public can trust them for once." Other users continued with the Florida joke. @rainorain joked, "Wow! There's some hope for Florida yet." Another, @oli_gal echoed, "One word - Florida." The Orlando Police Department said, "Officer Shaouni has been relieved of duty pending the Seminole County Sheriff's criminal investigation and OPD's Internal Affairs investigation."