Police Officer Caught Speeding to Buy Bag of Peanuts (Video)

| by Michael Allen

An unidentified resident of Omaha, Neb., recently filmed a local police officer speeding and breaking numerous traffic laws in order to buy a bag of peanuts.

The citizen used his cell phone to film the cop speeding up to 70 m.p.h., making lane changes without signaling, running a red light and driving over the highway line onto the shoulder, noted (video below).

The cop was followed to a local convenience store, where he went inside to buy a bag of peanuts.

"I've seen many cruisers drive by me, speeding along the interstate and have got their lights on, and you always wonder whether or not they're actually going to a call or they're just trying to evade the law and thinking that they can get away with speeding," the Omaha resident told KETV.

In response to the obvious traffic violations by the officer, Omaha Police Chief Todd Schmaderer said: "There is an internal investigation ... I really can't say much more than that because it is a personnel matter. I haven't actually had a chance to view the video in its entirety. It is being investigated. At that point in time, we will make the appropriate decisions with it."

The Omaha Police Department scolded the resident for speeding in order to follow the law-breaking cop.

Sources:, KETV