A Houston cop nearly tased and detained two teens for using a video camera outside a Walmart store Friday morning.
The cop was off-duty working as a contracted security guard for the store and told the teens he didn’t want to be recorded.
The teens told the cop they would not record him. The cop confronted them anyway.
The video was uploaded to Youtube Friday and has already surpassed 60,000 page views.
The Youtube description states the cop handcuffed the men but were released when a second cop showed up, apparently realizing they had not committed a crime.
The teens apparently avoided a trip to jail after they somehow convinced the cops that they had deleted the footage.
The incident was only resolved after the cop tried to bribe and threaten the men to ERASE this footage or go to JAIL….
According to Click 2 Houston:
The Harris County District Attorney’s office declined to press charges against the teens. Police said they were let go with a warning about criminal trespassing.
A Walmart representative said the incident is being investigated and the cellphone video and their own surveillance video will be reviewed.
The company asked the security company it contracts with not to schedule that guard at any of the Walmart stores until the investigation is completed.
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