Fearing for his life, a South Carolina sheriff’s deputy pulled a gun on a man who walked up to him with a phone while recording, asking him for his name and badge number.
The man with the camera, who goes by Trey Citizen on YouTube, had both hands on his phone, which is evident in the reflection of the window.
He also had the sense to hold the phone horizontally, so he obviously put some thought into this.
But the deputy, no doubt on edge after recent police slayings, pulled out his gun and pointed it at him.
“Back away form my car,” the deputy said, holding his gun.
“Really, you pulled a gun on me, bro?” Trey Citizen asked. “I got both of my hands in the air.”
But by then, the deputy had started driving off, still fearing for his life.
“Roll your window down,” Trey Citizen said. “I got both hands in the air.
“What’s your name and badge number?”
But the video ends without the deputy ever telling his name and badge number.
Trey Citizen only has six videos on his YouTube channel, which he launched May 31, 2016, mostly consisting of First Amendment audits of local law enforcement agencies.
As of this writing, he has 891 subscribers and 100,406 views, which is sure to skyrocket after this video.