- A clip of a drunk man disarming a female police officer has been shared online by a Twitter user
- In the clip, the man and the officer seem to be having an altercation when the man takes the firearm, causing the cop to flee the scene
- South Africans were blown away by the clip and headed to the comment section to share their thoughts on the harrowing clip
Informative Twitter user @YusufAbramjee recently headed to Twitter to share a clip of a drunk man disarming a police official. In the clip, the officer and the drunk man appeared to be in an altercation.
The man proceeds to take the gun and starts shooting in the air, much to the surprise and shock of the screaming people who had been watching the entire harrowing thing unfold.
"A man under the influence of alcohol disarmed a female @SAPoliceService officer and fired shots wildly. The cop fled. This happened in Mafahlaneng, Free State," the post was captioned.
The clip received over 12k views. Many South Africans also headed to the comment section to share their thoughts on the clip. A lot of them also expressed disappointment in the officer that seemingly lost control of the situation.
"How so. How can a trained police officer be disarmed by a drunk person. That's why it is important for police officers to take martial arts classes and practice shooting at the shooting range, on their own, not to wait for the government to provide such training. "
"If she shot him, she’d be facing an inquiry, murder charges, possibility of jail, and losing everything she’s worked for. These police officers did well and it’s a good demonstration of the despondent police system at the mercy of everyone."
"Just listen to how people are hauling insults at the police, had these police officers reacted and used maximum force these very same people would be singing a different tune. Damned if you do damned if you don't. Policing is difficult I still maintain. It's sad!"
Briefly.co.za also reported that a clip of South African police officers going head-to-head with South African citizens was shared on Twitter by @DainelMarven. In the clip, the locals appear to be unpacking cases of alcohol that had seemingly been confiscated by police officers.
In the clip, the men can be heard shouting that the officers are taking their livelihood. At one point in the clip, one of the angry local residents and an officer stand face-to-face while the officer commands that the man stop swearing at him.
""The community is fighting back," @danielmarven captured the clip.
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