In an unexpected turn of events, a police officer (OP) finds themselves face-to-face with their boyfriend’s troublesome mother. As tensions escalate, the situation spirals into an intense, chaotic confrontation that leaves everyone on edge.
A Morning Surprise
The OP arrives for her morning work shift at the police station, only to find her boyfriend’s mother (MIL) waiting outside. She tries to speak to the OP about her son and needing money but is ignored by the OP. This infuriates the MIL.
MIL grabs a rock and throws it at OP’s patrol car windshield, cracking it but not shattering it. Realizing her mistake, MIL takes off running. OP pursues her on foot.
A Chaotic Capture
OP catches MIL at a nearby park, where she screams for help and accuses OP of trying to kidnap her. Bystanders watch in confusion as OP struggles to subdue the unruly woman.
The Handcuff Struggle
MIL refuses to be handcuffed without a fight, kicking and scratching at OP. Despite having the right to tase her, OP shows restraint and eventually gets the cuffs on her with the help of her partner.
The Car Conundrum
Getting MIL into the patrol car proves to be another challenge, as she continues to scream and resist. Eventually, OP and their partner manage to force her inside.
At the police station, the MIL refuses to leave the patrol car, clinging to the bars. OP and their partner must forcibly remove her.
A Demand for the Captain
MIL demands to speak to the captain, complaining that OP abused their power and treated her harshly. The captain, familiar with stories of the MIL from the OP, is not pleased to see her.
Body Camera Evidence
To refute MIL’s claims, the captain plays OP’s body camera footage, clearly showing her resisting arrest. MIL claims she was “fighting for her life” and refuses to back down.
The MIL calls OP a derogative slur and refuses to take orders from her. She is charged with multiple crimes, including vandalism and assaulting an officer.
A Fake Medical Emergency
Just before being taken to jail, MIL suddenly complains of health issues, forcing the officers to call an ambulance. The medics, however, find nothing wrong with her. The captain, growing irritated with MIL’s antics, asks if the “circus” is over. MIL, unfazed, curses him. He orders her to be taken to jail immediately.
A Phone Call Denied
MIL insists on calling her son (OP’s boyfriend) for bail. OP calls him first, informing him of the situation. He is delighted that his mother is arrested and refuses to help her. The MIL then calls her son, who refuses to bail her out. OP’s boyfriend is also offered a chance to view the body camera footage, but both he and OP prefer not to expose their relationship further.
With her son’s refusal to bail her out, the MIL must remain in jail until her trial. OP anticipates that she may face jail time due to her previous record. The OP stands strong and upholds the law in the face of MIL’s irrational and dangerous behavior. However, the OP wonders if justice is enough to help repair the issues that the MIL has caused.
Was The Woman’s Behavior Appropriate?
The readers in the forum had a lot of mixed views on the matter. Here are some of their responses:
One reader said, “That’s cool that your captain offered to let your boyfriend see the recording. Easy way of setting any hard feelings and potential arguments.”
Another responder wrote: “Serves her right. She obviously has no life since she was meddling in your relationship. And saying all of those hateful comments. I’m glad that she got what she deserves.”
A different person states, “This has to be filed as both karmic and poetic justice. Also, good on you for remaining professional through the whole incident!”
What Do You Think?
What are your thoughts on their actions?
What would you have done in this situation?
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