A Miami-Dade County, Florida, woman tried to bribe a police officer during a traffic stop and the officer's body camera caught it on video (below).
Half-naked Margaret Garcia, 26, attempted to bribe the officer into letting her go home after being pulled over for speeding on June 19, WSVN reports.
“Ma’am, that’s money,” the officer is heard saying to Garcia when she tries to hand him cash instead of her license and registration, according to the officer's body camera video.
“I know,” she responds, while sifting through her purse.
“Why are you giving me money?” the officer asks.
“How much I owe you?” Garcia asks him, while holding cash in her hands.
“You don’t owe me any money," the officer responds. "I asked for your license and registration."
“Like you want to check my registration?" Garcia says, again attempting to hand the officer a pile of cash. "Go ahead. I’m going home."
The officer then asks Garcia if she has been drinking, to which she replies, “No.”
“What do you want?” she asks, while continuing to hold cash towards him. “I just want to go home.”
“Alright, I need you to put the money back in your purse," the officer says. "Turn off your vehicle."
The officer, who also noticed an open container of alcohol and a spilled bag of marijuana in her vehicle, then arrests Garcia.
“I’ve never come across that much spilled weed,” the officer says to the other law enforcement officials who arrived on scene.
“She stuffed it between the seat," he continued. "Oh, and it’s spilled all over there. It’s just all in that vehicle."
As the footage continues at Turner Guilford Knight Correctional Center, the arresting officer tells another that Garcia tried to bribe him with cash in her purse.
“I’ve never been so glad for these cameras in my life,” the officer says as he counts the money.
Garcia faces charges of bribery, marijuana possession and speeding. She has bonded out of jail.