A Kansas sheriff’s deputy has apologized after being suspended for going off on a profanity-laced tirade and threatening to arrest a man for asking a simple question about a property dispute incident in his neighborhood, reports KSN.
Harper County Sheriff’s Deputy Vance Williams said “I unfortunately used language that I should never have used,” after video of him showed him using various iterations of “f*ck” eight times in less than one minute was posted online.
According to Jeff Jacobs, who recorded the video and posted it, “You can’t talk to people like that. [Officers] are supposed to be a protector, not come over here and put me down like that just ’cause I asked a question.”
In the video, Jacobs can be heard asking, Williams, “So how come you didn’t detain her — just out of curiosity — since she did just admit that she had her TV that she stole from…” at which point Williams interrupted him.
“Why the f*ck am I talking to you?” Williams asked.
“Because I was just curious,” Jacobs replied.
“Okay. I don’t need anything from you. This is not my f*cking jurisdiction. You understand that?” Williams said.
“No, I don’t. I don’t have a clue. I don’t know what is going on,” Jacobs replied, and then the officer goes off, asking Jacobs for his ID and telling him to step down from the curb
“Say something else to me and we’ll see where this goes. Open your f*cking mouth, say something else,” Williams said. “This is not my — take your f*cking sunglasses off. Hat off, give me your identification. What’s your f*cking name? You want to spend the night in the f*cking pokey because you can’t shut your f*cking mouth?”
After Jacobs answers “No,” Williams sent him on his way with a parting “Enjoy your f*cking walk.”
Watch the video below, uploaded to YouTube by Jethro pcoletrain