Cop Pulls Over Driver Because He ‘Made Direct Eye Contact With Me’


John Felton was pulled over by a police officer in Dayton, Ohio because he looked at him just a little too long for comfort.

No really, that was the reason the officer ultimate gave Felton, who recorded video with his smartphone. Throughout the exchange, the college graduate asked the cop why he had pulled him over after tailing him for some time:

“Your turn signal, your turn signal was on but you didn’t turn it on 100 feet prior,” the Dayton officer is heard saying on the video Felton recorded on his cellphone.

Felton says, “Didn’t I say he was going to do this? I watched you behind me the whole time, that’s why I got my video camera on, too.”

After further discussion, the unnamed officer finally told Felton why he had pulled him over after following him for so long:

“I am doing nothing, because I have Michigan plates, other than that why are you trailing me,” Felton asked the officer.

“You made direct eye contact with me and held onto it when I was passing you,” the officer responded.

Felton: “What! I didn’t even see you.”

Officer: “I am not going to argue with you, sir. I’ll just scan your license and give you a citation for the violation and you could take it to court.”

When WKEF’s report aired on Thursday night, Dayton Police Chief Richard Biehl had not returned their calls and emails requesting comment. However, the department’s Twitter account claimed they were “aware of the video and reviewing it”:

Felton has since been contacted by the department.

Check out the video, via WKEF:

[h/t Gawker, WKEF]
[Image via screengrab]

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