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12-Year-Old Calls Out Cop For Jerk Parking, Viral Video Ensues [Watch]

12-year-old calls out cop

A video in which a 12-year-old calls out a cop for parking like a jerk has gone viral, and it seems everyone envies the tween’s cojones in baldly confronting the police officer.

The “12-year-old calls out cop” video features the boy, Jeremy, who also filmed his interaction with the officer.

In the video, the officer parks his motorcycle — on the sidewalk, not the street, which irks the young citizen.

Jeremy, clearly bothered by the cop’s park job, calls the officer out with seemingly no fear of reprisal.

The boy begins:

“Is there a reason for you to park on the sidewalk? Is it an emergency or anything?”

The cop ignores the convo as the 12-year-old calls him out, but Jeremy ballsily persists — following the officer, asking for his identification, and basically scootching the man for flouting parking laws himself as a representative of the law.

Finally, the exasperated 5-0 asks Jeremy why the kid wants his badge number, and the 12-year-old retorts:

“Because I have a right to.”

At this juncture, the 12-year-old who calls out the cop is himself hounded for ID, a bizarre request for someone so visibly young. The officer ultimately chastises Jeremy for “loitering,” and never gives up the badge number.

But Jeremy got his point across anyway — posting the clip to the web and snagging 3 million views so far. Here is the clip of the 12-year-old as he calls out the cop for bad parking:

The child even manages to deflect the officer’s ID request skillfully, explaining that he is a “minor,” and then again the 12-year-old (sounding like a cop himself) identifies himself as “Jeremy Drew” before badgering the officer about the necessity of parking a “motorized vehicle” on the sidewalk. Twice.

Jeremy then posted the clip to YouTube, adding:

“Hi I’m a twelve y/o boy named Jeremy who has found a cop disobeying.”

Watch the clip of a 12-year-old as he calls out a cop — bratty kid or bratty officer?

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43 Responses to “12-Year-Old Calls Out Cop For Jerk Parking, Viral Video Ensues [Watch]”

  1. Susan Joy Clymer

    Just another example of the disrespect young people have for adults and the police in particular! The fact that others think this is cool is disturbing and shows how far downhill our country has gone! Just because someone posts something on the internet does not make it cool!

  2. Kimberly Parrish

    Let me guess you know a cop. Kids call was right it's not ok for the rest of us but because he's a cop he can. Your the only punk ,the kids trying to get an adult to do the right thing.

  3. Joe Franklin

    wow this author has major spelling issues. It's called spellcheck.

  4. Paul Verbitsky

    No. This kid is a little pain in the butt, who if fertilized will grow into someone who has no respect for authority. A police officer parking his bike on the curb is not an issue and YES, they should be give the latitude to do things like that – even if he's grabbing a Mochachino. It would be equally stupid for that officer to harrass a bunch of kids you'd left their bikes all over the curb to run into a candy store. These guys have people trying to kill them some days…Jesus Christ.

  5. Anonymous

    I think it's silly. Yeah.. cop could have handled it better..but kid posted video. Seems to be up for quick fame and easy bucks. I respect the cop… His life is on the line daily. It's OK, folks.. to overlook a motorbike on the sidewalk while we have terrorists blowing up stuff and worse stuff happening daily.

  6. Bryan Kaye

    Authority needs to set and act as good examples……
    when they scoff at the laws AND the people that are protected by those laws….
    and use little more than their color of authority to ACT like a criminal….

    THEN THE COPS IS ARROGANT and IGNORANT, and is nothing more than a TYRANT.

  7. Anonymous

    I don't think the "cop" showed much respect for the "kid" who asked a legitimate question. That dude brought shame to the Highway Patrol! I hope someone in authority identifies him, and registers him for a class in how to show some respect for the public – even the 12-year-old kind.

  8. David Ross

    Just another case of the establishment doing whatever they want and screw the little people….. Cartman says "You will respect my authoritie"…… Obama says to save money and ride bikes to work and maybe we could afford to go to the doctor someday and his people take extended vacations on big jets and have gangster rappers come to the whitehouse to perform in person. We cant afford to go to a concert, much less vacation in exotic locaies. "Do what I say, noy what I do!"

  9. Rob Keneven

    "Because I have the right to". Glaring disrespect not only for adults, but even more a police officer. Not to say young people should not question authority ever, but what is it any business of this little punk where a police officer parks. I am 43 and adress total strangers that are older than me as Sir. Its also unreal that anyone would find it ok for a 12 year old to speak like this.

  10. Glen Parks

    It's not like he parked in a handicapped space or by a hydrant; let's put this terrible act into perspective. Parents must be proud. I hope they're just as proud when he continues to be a smart ass in life and gets his just due. Little punk a-hole.

  11. David Ott

    The Police Motorcycle is an emergency vehicle and can be parked wherever the officer deems necessary in order to get to it quickly in case of an emergency. Just like a fire truck parking somehwere when the firemen are inside an eating establishment

  12. Anonymous

    This story reminds me of the story I saw on the news once. A police agency somewhere (San Francisco?) started a clampdown on jaywalkers. A news camera crew set up shop across the street from a county building in the police agency's district and caught one cop after another jaywalking across the street to the county building there (a court?). They even filmed a judge jaywalking! Of course the sops, one after another, ignored the catcalls from the news crew calling them out for their OBVIOUS hypocrisy…

  13. Char Davis

    I think that Jeremy Drew is an exceptional teen. He is not only polite but is aware of the laws and his rights. He is never disrespectful to the cop and this would've been a wonderful opportunity for dialog had the officer not been a complete idiot and set a poor example for this young man. I really hope that eh was reprimanded in some way for breaking the law.

  14. Char Davis

    I think that Jeremy Drew is an exceptional teen. He is not only polite but is aware of the laws and his rights. He is never disrespectful to the cop and this would've been a wonderful opportunity for dialog had the officer not been a complete idiot and set a poor example for this young man. I really hope that eh was reprimanded in some way for breaking the law.

  15. Dustin Rhoades

    This kid was dead on balls accurate. I got friends who are cops and I will still call that most (not all) think they enforce the law but that it doesn't apply to them. They don't write each other tickets, they flip on their lights just long enough to run a red, and they wont wear their seat belt but will damn sure right you a ticket for not. This was just another example. Glad somebody had the stones to call him on his BS. Kid wasnt being disrespectful he was pretty polite to an ass of a cop it looked like to me.

  16. Anonymous

    Just a little PUNK with no respect which seems to be the usual in today's society. I hope he needs a cop for real and no one comes to help this little disrespectful juvenile.

  17. Char Davis

    But that's the point David. The officer had an opportunity to have an open dialog with the kid. That's the perfect opportunity for him to say that and teach the kid something. Instead his behavior implied guilt. Granted he's an officer of the law, yet as such it's his responsibility and duty to set an example and the way he responded to that young man was in no way setting an example. He more rude to the boy then the boy was to him. It's ridiculous! Everyone wants children to just be respectful and be seen and not heard but when a perfect opportunity to teach by example presents itself the officer does not take it! How is that young boy going to learn authority if those in a position to teach it neither lead by example nor through dialog!

  18. Anonymous

    Take the video for what it is. Officers should lead by example. The fact that a 12-years old had balls to call him out is even more disturbing because I'm sure the haters just keep their mouth shut even when things are wrong…… whispering to your neighbor is your right but its cowardly. Good job kid!

  19. Anonymous

    WOW! Paul, you are an idiot. Good for this kid! I have had police officers tail me so close you couldn't see their headlights and yet if I were to do that I would be fined for aggressive driving. I had a cop put his hand in my car and scream at me to slow down, when passing an accident, but I was going below 5 miles per hour and my engine was loud; therefore, he made an assumption. I called the police station, they called me back, reprimanded the guy, said he had several complaints and wanted to know what action I was expecting. Also, not to mention, racial profiling, the cop stopped me and said I looked like a "Maria", when I gave him my name. The abuse of authority is what these cops thrive on. I have only met I really nice cop and he was decent, even though I got a ticket, this guy was not abusive, not rude and I respected that. NOT TO MENTION—these guys DO NOT have people trying to kill them some days, these guys are the open sores on the ass of society.

  20. Anonymous

    WOW! Paul, you are an idiot. Good for this kid! I have had police officers tail me so close you couldn't see their headlights and yet if I were to do that I would be fined for aggressive driving. I had a cop put his hand in my car and scream at me to slow down, when passing an accident, but I was going below 5 miles per hour and my engine was loud; therefore, he made an assumption. I called the police station, they called me back, reprimanded the guy, said he had several complaints and wanted to know what action I was expecting. Also, not to mention, racial profiling, the cop stopped me and said I looked like a "Maria", when I gave him my name. The abuse of authority is what these cops thrive on. I have only met I really nice cop and he was decent, even though I got a ticket, this guy was not abusive, not rude and I respected that. NOT TO MENTION—these guys DO NOT have people trying to kill them some days, these guys are the open sores on the ass of society.

  21. Steve Lenard

    Well, another fine example of yahoo writing. I did not realize the boy had no hair. (baldly) Also, I have never heard of the word "ballsily".

  22. Ray N Williams

    Being a officer of the law the officer should have followed basic community laws. As an educated adult to act with such arrogance really just shows how inept the officer is. We are a country of laws, and this applies to police officers. Refusing to explain why he does not have to follow parking laws for emergency reasons while getting his beverage(witch I bet he would have waited for if he got a call) is childish, but refusing to give a badge number tells me the officers actions were at least questionable.

  23. Ray N Williams

    The police regularly threaten kids, and harass business and parents for not having their bikes in a bike rack, but this does not address how the officer acted childish by not simply engaging in dialog with the officer. It is funny you want the cop to have latitude, but you fail to address the cops childish response.

  24. Ray N Williams

    12 y/o's do get in trouble for blocking sidewalks for many different reasons, but always with the perspective that pedestrians have the right to use the sidewalk, and no, the officers do not do it respectively. However, if we enacted N Korean type of authority you prefer the officer could have just shot him, and taken the camera for his own.

  25. Anonymous

    so, do as i say, not as i do? Aren't authority figures supposed to be an example for our youth? This cop clearly demonstrated to this kid that it's ok to pick and chose when to follow laws and when not to. Had this been someone over 18, this cop would have abused his power even more and arrested him on trespassing or loitering. GREAT WAY FOR ADULTS AND AUTHORITY FIGURES TO SHOW OUR KIDS WHAT'S RIGHT!

  26. Anonymous

    So it's ok that the cop just taught the kid that it's ok to pick and chose which laws to obey and when to obey them? Great theory! just like "do as i say, not as i do"

  27. Anonymous

    I dare any adult to try the same thing, and watch as he gets thrown in jail on some trumped up charges that the cop made up; loitering, trespassing, disturbing the peace. Thtas the reason more people don't say anything. We're all to afraid of getting thrown in jail or worse. So is it really our fault we are "cowardly" towards our "protectors"? We should be acting and mimicking them, correct?

  28. Laura Johnson

    Robert Consiglio how is he being disrespectful? he is asking very legitimate questions and is being very polite, never once does he raise his tone or change his demeanor… Law Enforcement are hired to ENFORCE the law as well as setting the example, they are not above us one bit and show the same respect in upholding the law as we're expected to.

  29. Laura Johnson

    Robert Consiglio how is he being disrespectful? he is asking very legitimate questions and is being very polite, never once does he raise his tone or change his demeanor… Law Enforcement are hired to ENFORCE the law as well as setting the example, they are not above us one bit and show the same respect in upholding the law as we're expected to.

  30. Michele Pinette

    I thought the boys approach was rude. I can appreciate the officer being called out on doing something wrong. I can not appreciate a 12 yr. old trying to act like an adult and handling this himself. this is an adults responsibility. I don’t want to hear “what if the parents or adult wasn’t there.” I say, the boy could of shot the video without saying a word and gave it to an adult to handle. I am tired of kids thinking they’re all grown up an can handle these kinds of things in this fashion.

  31. Joe Onorato

    gotta disagree with ya on this one… i could see if the kid was being a smart ass or acting stupid but he wasnt. simply asked to see the badge number and pointed out that the cop was doing something wrong and was polite and respectfull while doing it.

  32. Michele Pinette

    his tone was wise ass. right or wrong…my ass would of been tanned for talking to an adult like that. that's what's wrong with kids nowadays. and we wonder why there is so much disrespect and children committing crimes. we have allowed this kind of behavior. shame on all of us as parents.

  33. Michele Pinette

    his tone was wise ass. right or wrong…my ass would of been tanned for talking to an adult like that. that's what's wrong with kids nowadays. and we wonder why there is so much disrespect and children committing crimes. we have allowed this kind of behavior. shame on all of us as parents.

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