Philly cop threatens to ‘beat the s**t’ out of teen for looking at him (VIDEO)
In footage posted Oct. 17 on Facebook, an unidentified officer is seen following a group of teenagers before confronting one particular young man.
“Big man, do we have a problem?” the officer asked during the 12-second video. “Because I notice that you keep trying to make eye contact with me. Is there a problem?”
The teen appeared to reply to the officer, but what he said was not clear.
“Okay, well keep f***ing walking,” the officer then said.
“The next time you look me in my f***ing eye, I’m gonna beat the s**t out you! Now get the f**k out….” he added before the video ended abruptly.
The Facebook user who posted the clip did not describe the situation or offer any details as to when or where the confrontation took place. NBC10 reported that its request for comment from the poster was not answered.
Meanwhile, as of mid-Tuesday, the video had been viewed nearly 122,000 times and shared on Facebook nearly 3,000 times.
Philadelphia police told NBC10 that the officer seen in the video belongs to the city’s 19th District and will be disciplined for the incident. They did not offer any details as to where, when, or why the incident took place.
A Philadelphia police official commented on the video to NBC10 on grounds that he remain unidentified.
"The video does not reflect well on the officer," the official said. "I have no doubt he had good reason to be exasperated but you have to maintain your professional demeanor."