Columbus Police Officer Uses Words, Not Bullets On 11-Year-Old Carrying Realistic BB Gun.
Video of an Columbus Police Officer responding to a 911 call about two young black men with a gun has gone viral. But unlike circumstances that typically warrant the release of such videos, this one gained momentum not because it ended in violence, but because it could have, and didn’t.
According to the Columbus Police Department, the video was recorded on officer Peter Casuccio’s body-worn camera. He was on patrol Saturday afternoon when he was called out to a “gun run,” according to a press release by the department.
“In today’s world, listen, that thing looks real, bro,” Casuccio says on the video, prompting the boys to apologize profusely.
“Do I honestly look like the type of dude that wants to shoot anybody?” he asks, to which the boys reply, “No, sir.”
“But do I look like the type of dude who will shoot somebody,” he asks, to which they respond, “Yes, sir.”
“I pride myself on being a pretty bad hombre because I got to be,” Casuccio says. “Don’t make me.”
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