A couple of days ago, our pals over at Top Gear Philippines received a video of a young man arguing with a traffic enforcer. The kid apparently wasn't pleased with how his driver's license was confiscated, which likely occured after he was pulled over for a traffic violation.
Top Gear uploaded the video on their Facebook page last October 13. It has been viewed 1,713,171 times and has received 19,915 shares and 15,687 likes as of this writing.
Watch (cover your ears if you dislike NSFW language):
The young man's actions immediately got flak from angry netizens, most of whom criticized the teen's arrogant behavior. A handful also pointed out the barrage of F-words (around 26 according to our count) unleashed by the kid while the officer was writing him a ticket.
On the other hand, the officer was lauded for his patience and display of maximum tolerance towards the foul-mouthed youngster. You, sir, are near Buddha-hood!
According to a report on GMA News TV's Balitanghali, the driver was identified as Jason Thomas Cooley, a 19-year-old Filipino-American.
Based on the investigation of Clark's Development Corporation (CDC)—a government agency tasked to manage the Clark Freeport Zone—the incident happened around 2:30 a.m. on October 11, 2015. Cooley was spotted by Clark's security guards and traffic police illegally car drifting inside the empty parking lot of a tennis court facility.
He was quickly reprimanded by the CDC's Traffic Accident Investigator, Roberto Lagman Jr. (the enforcer in the video), but the Fil-Am went allegedly berserk when the officer confronted him and insisted that he was doing nothing wrong.
Due to his aggressive behavior, Cooley was invited to the CDC's office and had his license confiscated. He also went under a breath alcohol analyzer, which indicated that he was also drunk while driving. Cooley is now facing fines of P4,000 for drunk driving, P1,000 for reckless driving, and P400 for being arrogant to a traffic officer. And let's not forget the thousands of keyboard warriors he enraged on social media.
Also, just a few notes, bro:
- It's IMPOLITE, not unpolite.
- Be mindful of the way you pronounce the letters "P" and "F."
- You can use "effin" or "freaking" as a substitute for your favorite word.
- You acted like you're Justin Bieber, which means that ain't cool and you're basically a douche.
- All of us are living in the real world, buddy. Every damn day.
Again, we implore our fellow motorists to always respect men in uniform. Throwing them shade them doesn't really make you a badass; it just shows how much of an effing asshole you are.