A video of a police officer taking down two drunk and unruly characters has gone viral, and for good reason.
It’s a two-against-one melee.
The scenario plays out amid the chaos of the Young and the Sandy — twenty-something partiers on the beach.
The cop gives ’em a little bit of What For while keeping his cool.
Somehow, he’s able to take on the pair of dudes simultaneously. If I had to guess, I’d say “somehow” = ’cause o’ alcohol. And the fact that he’s huge and knows how to take it to the mat.
How ’bout a good ol’ fashioned slam to the (somewhat soft) ground? How’s about a professional submission-commanding chokehold?
It’s a little hard to watch, and the chokehold gives me great pause. But without more information, I say let’s give the officer the benefit of the doubt: He appears to be there alone, which I believe makes it unlikely he was trying to abuse his authority.
Presumably, whatever led to the detention justified the policeman’s actions.
The video’s gone viral, but it’s dated 3-8-2015 on YouTube. Call it a late bloomer. And call him Sgt. MMA.
At a point, one of the fellas even tries to tap out.
Check out the master class in taking calm control of the situation below (WARNING: LANGUAGE).
And especially for all you with a background in law enforcement, what do you think? Are his actions acceptable procedure? Let us all know in the Comments section.
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