Woman faces backlash after pulling over speeding cop
A motorist who took the law into her own hands to pull over and reprimand a policeman for speeding has said that she does not regret what she did, despite facing criticism on social media.
Claudia Castillo was driving along a Miami road when the police car overtook her, speeding and weaving between lanes, with neither its siren nor emergency lights on.
With her mobile phone already mounted on her windscreen, Castillo switched on the video camera and followed the vehicle, as it accelerated up to 100mph on the Dolphin expressway.
When she finally managed to catch up with the cruiser in traffic, she signalled the cop to pull over and he obliged, thinking that she had an emergency.
Instead, the policeman faced a reprimand from Castillo, who claims to see police speeding through her neighbourhood frequently, and thought that it was "about time somebody said something".
Despite initially seeming surprised to hear that he was speeding, the police officer apologised, adding: "I'll be sure to slow down, Ma'am."
After posting the footage on YouTube, Castillo has received criticism for her actions, with comments calling it 'foolish' and another suggesting: 'She should have written down the licence plate and called it in'.
However, the concerned motorist has no regrets, adding: "How can you enforce the law, and break it at the same time?"
In a statement Miami-Dade Police Director, Juan Perez, said: "The Miami-Dade Police Department will have his immediate command staff investigate the matter, once the officer and citizen are identified. The appropriate course of action will be taken at that point."
Castillo will not be reprimanded for seemingly speeding to catch up with the officer or for pulling him over.