Michigan Trooper Pulls Loaded Weapon on Teen Girl [VIDEO]
Michigan motorists can now expect to have a loaded gun waved in their face during routine traffic stops.
Michigan State Police Trooper Timothy Wagner recently clocked an 18-year-old woman doing 77mph in a 55mph zone. Of course, this rate of speed caused the officer to pull a U-turn and launch into full pursuit. However, what was to follow was unexpected and shocking, to say the least.
In the video, you can clearly see the driver did everything she was supposed to do: pull over to the side of the road and wait inside the vehicle for the office to approach. Yet, the situation escalated to a bizarre level when the officer got out of his cruiser with his firearm drawn, prepared to squeeze off a round at the first sign of trouble.
After the video went viral, Wagner issued a statement blaming the shooting death of fellow trooper as his reason for aiming a loaded weapon at an innocent woman. “With the recent incident involving the murder of Tpr. Paul Butterfield while approaching a vehicle at the forefront of my mind I elected to ‘clear’ the vehicle for my safety as I feel the vehicle could have suddenly pulled to the side in an effort to lure me into a vulnerable position where I could easily be shot,” said Wagner.
What would you do in this situation?