In Boynton Beach, Florida, a Palm Beach County sheriff’s deputy pulled over 62-year-old Joy Feinburg last week who was going 51 mph in a 20 mph school zone.
The officer asked for the woman’s license and registration and, after giving him lip about seeing his identification, she begged him to leave her with a warning but he politely stood his ground and told her to “hang tight” before returning back to his cop car for approximately five minutes to write up the citation.
When he returned to give Feinburg the speeding citation, she snapped and cursed at the deputy, saying, “You know what? No wonder you people get shot. You’re absolute a**holes.”
The officer said, “Thank you ma’am, I appreciate that.” She responded, “Your welcome, have a nice day,” and the deputy left her with, “Drive safe.”
The deputy pulled Feinberg over near Hagen Road Elementary School. The officer can be seen in the video handing Feinberg a $606 ticket before she cussed at him.
The Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Office held a news conference Wednesday afternoon after releasing a dash camera video of the exchange between the deputy and Joy Feinberg of Boynton Beach.
According to the Palm Beach Post, Bradshaw spoke out about the incident, which he called “totally unacceptable.”
“This was not a confrontation. This was someone trying to help our children,” Bradshaw said of the officer.
“This isn’t a deputy who arrested someone. This isn’t a deputy-involved shooting. This isn’t a questionable circumstance,” Bradshaw said.
Bradshaw added that the incident reflects a national trend of disrespect to law enforcement.
“This is the first one I’ve seen on tape, but it doesn’t mean it hasn’t happened before,” Bradshaw said.