Driver to deputy: No wonder you people get shot

Posted at 7:57 PM, Sep 10, 2015


"No wonder you people get shot."

That's what a 62-year-old driver told a Palm Beach County Sheriff's deputy after he handed her a ticket for going 51 in a 20 mph school zone, 31 mph over the limit.

The sheriff's office posted the encounter on Twitter as well as its YouTube channel.

Here's how the Sept. 1 encounter played out as the deputy walked to the driver's car to hand over the citation.

Deputy: Ma'am, ma'am.

Driver: What

Deputy: You are being cited for speeding. This explains what your options are. Drive safe.

Driver: You know what? No wonder you people get shot. You're absolute "a**holes"

Deputy: OK, thank you ma'am. I appreciate that.

Driver: You're welcome. Have a nice day.

Deputy: Drive safe.

The deputy then calmly returned to his car.

Palm Beach County Sheriff Ric Bradshaw said the driver's behavior left him disappointed and angry.

"This is a deputy trying to make sure that children are safe and don't get killed in a school zone. He was doing his job. And I think it's totally unacceptable for somebody to talk to a deputy or any law enforcement officer like that, when that's what they are trying to do to protect our children,” Sheriff Bradshaw said.

According to the citation the ticket cost $606.