Woman Pulls Over Police Officer For Speeding, Gets A Surprising Response (Video)

| by Karin Sun
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A concerned citizen turned the tables on a Miami police officer by pulling him over for speeding (video below).

Local woman Claudia Castillo was running an errand for work around 1:30 p.m. on Jan. 29 when she reportedly noticed a police cruiser speeding past her on the highway near downtown Miami.

"He passed me with so much speed, so much force, my car shook," she told WSVN. "It scared the daylights out of me."

"I just thought, 'Holy Jesus, how fast is this man going?'" Castillo added.

The woman began recording the speeding officer on her cellphone, which was hooked up near her rearview mirror.

She said the officer did not have his emergency lights on, although she flashed her own lights and honked as she pursued him.

Castillo eventually caught up to the officer, who pulled over because he believed she had an emergency to report. When he walked up to the woman's car, however, she gave him a stern lecture about how fast he was going.

"The reason I pulled you over today, and I'm asking you to come over and have a conversation, is because I saw you since Miller Drive when you were first jumping onto the Palmetto, and you were pushing 90 miles an hour," Castillo can be heard telling the officer in the video footage of the incident, according to WSVN.

"You were leaving me behind, and I was going 80 miles an hour, and I just wanted to know, what's the emergency?" she added.

After the woman lectured him in the video, the officer said he was on his way to work and didn't believe he was speeding. However, he apologized and assured the woman that he would slow down.

Castillo posted the video clips of the speeding incident and her conversation with the officer to YouTube. The video, which was posted in three parts on Jan. 30, has now gone viral with over 150,000 views combined as of Feb. 1.

Miami-Dade Police Director Juan Perez said in a statement on Jan. 31 that the police department plans to investigate the incident.

"The Miami Dade Police Department will have his immediate command staff investigate the matter, once the officer and citizen are identified," the statement read, according to WSVN. "The appropriate course of action will be taken at that point."

Investigators said Castillo will not be reprimanded for pulling the officer over.

An investigation by the Sun Sentinel in 2013 used electronic tolling data to show off-duty police cars in the Miami area speeding up to 130 miles per hour, according to the Miami Herald.

The Sun Sentinel won a Pulitzer Prize for its role in exposing these speeding incidents.

Sources: WSVN, Miami Herald / Photo Credit: Claudia Castillo/YouTube ScreenshotWSVN

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