Driver to Deputy: 'No Wonder You People Get Shot'

Joy Feinberg didn't appreciate her $606 speeding ticket
By Arden Dier,  Newser Staff
Posted Sep 11, 2015 6:45 AM CDT

(Newser) – When it became clear her attempts to avoid a speeding ticket were futile, a Florida woman had some choice words for the deputy who pulled her over in Boynton Beach: "No wonder you people get shot." The Palm Beach Post reports an unidentified deputy with the Palm Beach County Sheriff's Office pulled over Joy Feinberg, 62, on Sept. 1 for allegedly driving 51mph in a 20mph school zone. A lengthy dashcam video of the encounter shows Feinberg begging to be let off with a warning, and when the deputy returns to hand over a $606 ticket, she clearly isn't pleased. "You're absolute a--holes," she adds. The officer's response: "OK, thank you ma'am. I appreciate that." He then tells her to "drive safe."

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But the encounter doesn't end there, per WSVN. When the deputy tells Feinberg she'll have to do a driver's license re-examination, she responds, "Do you have the power to do that?" He says he does, and she replies, "Well, you're a double a--hole." "This is a deputy trying to make sure that children are safe and don't get killed in a school zone. He was doing his job," Sheriff Ric Bradshaw tells WPTV. Bradshaw adds the incident is especially disappointing because it reflects a national trend of disrespect for police officers. On Twitter, however, support for the deputy is high. "Be safe! You are appreciated and always professional," reads one tweet, per NBC News. (Read more Florida stories.)

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