A civilian vigilante decided to give a police officer a piece of her mind after the Miami woman believed the cop was speeding.
Claudia Castillo noticed the Miami-Dade Police Officer moving quickly through traffic on Florida’s Dolphin Expressway in Miami and began to film as she chased the officer.
Filming from her driver’s seat, she shot three videos: two in pursuit of the officer and one confronting him after he pulls over.
‘To keep up with him I’ve had to push the limit and everything and I actually know he was going about 100mph because I was going about 80,’ Claudia says in the video as she follows the officer.
Ironically, to catch the allegedly speeding officer Claudia herself had to speed about 20mph over the 60mph speed limit on the Dolphin Expressway.
Claudia says in the video at one point when she was able to catch up to him due to the highway congestion, she flashed her lights and honked her horn to get him to pull over.
Eventually when she does get him to pull over it’s because he was worried she was having an emergency.
The officer pulls over with his lights on and Claudia begins to lecture him about his speeding.
‘The reason I pulled you over today and I’m asking you to come over and have a conversation is because I saw you, since Miller Drive when you were first jumping onto the Palmetto, and you were pushing 90 miles an hour,’ Claudia says to the officer in the video.
‘Really?’ OK,’ he responds.
‘You were pushing 90mph because I was going right behind you and you passed me.
‘I was going like 35mph down Miller and you passed me like I was standing still,’ she says continuing to reprimand the officer.
She begins to explain how she followed him from one highway to another and says: ‘I was pushing 80 and I was still eating your dust and I just wanted to know what’s the emergency?’
The officer tells her he doesn’t believe he was speeding and that he’s ‘on his way to work’.
He goes on to tell her she’s ‘entitled to her opinion’ and that he was fearful she had an emergency, which is why he pulled over.
She replies: ‘No everything’s fine. It’s just your speeding.’
The officers offers to give her his name and badge number, but she says no and continues to lecture him about ‘being a leader in the community’.
She tells him she drives in the car with her boyfriend’s son and she has seen other cops speeding.
The officer, appearing to want to move on, tells her to take care and be safe before going back to his vehicle and driving away.