"I felt antagonized by him and I really just wanted the guy to go away," Culpepper said. "If you want to go do your thing, go do your thing. Don't bother me with it."
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Culpepper told ABC affiliate in Jacksonville, N.C., WWAY, that he was baited by Walton.
"I fell for it hook, line and sinker," Culpepper told WWAY by phone Wednesday.
Law enforcement sources in South Carolina tell WWAY they have had frequent encounters with Walton, who they say often drives around recording video of law enforcement officers trying to catch them in bad situations.
"The video is not the pieces," Culpepper said. "It doesn't show everything that took place."
Culpepper said he chose to cut off Walton, calling that part of the YouTube video indisputable. He said the decision was a mistake and he should not have done it.
Culpepper says he wishes he had a chance to tell his side of the story before the video aired online and on television. Culpepper says Brown offered him a chance to stay on as a detention officer.
Culpepper says he chose to resign instead.
Walton has a history of problems with law enforcement. A State Law Enforcement Division background check shows a string of incidents dating back to 1999 that include failing to stop for blue lights, giving false information, possession of a stolen vehicle, forgery and assault.
He was also classified an habitual traffic offender, records show.
According to the ticket, provided by the North Charleston police, the incident happened on Monday around 6:30 p.m. Unit 1 was driven by Culpepper, of Jacksonville, N.C. Unit 2 was driven by Walton, of Summerville.
The ticketing officer notes that Culpepper "braked suddenly causing unit 2 (Walton) to strike Unit 1."
The ticket does list "aggressive operation of vehicle" as a contributing factor to the collision and that no injuries were reported. What the ticket does not address, however, is what happened moments before the collision.
This is easily believable. The cop could've easily gotten out of the passing lane and the camera man/other driver could've easily stayed out of the passing lane once he passed the cop and the other vehicle (traffic was light in he middle and slow lanes).From what I have read on other sites, the LEO is a known jerk, as is the guy with the camera.
Because I drive/ride more than one exit down the road. The difference between me speeding and obeying the law is not a mere 15 seconds, it is 30 minutes. That is an hour in my day I earn back by exceeding those often times arbitrary limits assigned to roads.what is the harm in going the speed limit (or 5 miles under) and reaching your destination 15 seconds later?
I do, because this is problem that is finally coming to light.......I'm simply saying that I don't look DOWN upon or think any less of public servants because of this...
In that case, you should look down your nose at absolutely every single person on the planet, including yourself because we all fuck up.I do, because this is problem that is finally coming to light.......
With public servants being videoed, that can't be above the law. With the video this guy would have had the book thrown at him.
I think it's funny how many LEO are so against being videoed.
Oh, so you can break the law so long as it is beneficial to yourself. Gotcha.Because I drive/ride more than one exit down the road. The difference between me speeding and obeying the law is not a mere 15 seconds, it is 30 minutes. That is an hour in my day I earn back by exceeding those often times arbitrary limits assigned to roads.
What the LEO did was not just a simple, I lost my temper, he royally fucked up, and added fuel to the situation that he is trained to defuse.In that case, you should look down your nose at absolutely every single person on the planet, including yourself because we all fuck up.
Anyone who thinks I'm wrong either just doesn't get what I'm getting at or is an arrogant hypocrite just looking for a reason to hate.