Whilst looking to help victims of Hurricane Harvey, volunteers have been apprehended by a police officer in Vidor, Texas. The officer in question told them “their help wasn’t needed.”
The actual encounter was caught on video. James Hartwell posted the video on Facebook on Saturday, writing:
“So this just happened. Jared Kirkendoll and Scott Green was just told that they have to leave vidor because they are not needed here.. but yet they are doing more than any off the law enforcement is doing here. This is the biggest crock of bullshit I’ve ever heard. Fucking power trip. Helping people and get treated like that. Oh and as you can see he was a total ass hole.”
The video of the interaction can be watched below.
So this just happened. Jared Kirkendoll and Scott Green was just told that they have to leave vidor because they are not needed here.. but yet they are doing more than any off the law enforcement is doing here. This is the biggest crock of bullshit ive ever heard. Fuckin power trip. Helping people and get treated like that. Oh and as you can see he was a total ass hole.For licensing or usage, contact email@example.com
Posted by James Hartwell on Saturday, September 2, 2017
As you can see in the video, an officer approaches the men who were riding on the bed of a large “buggy” pulled by a truck that they transported to Texas to help with the relief efforts. The officer astonishingly yells, “Is this your vehicle?”
When Kirkendoll described what it was that they were doing, the officer responded, saying “You guys need to come down here right now … Because I said so.”
“You don’t gotta be so grouchy?” said Kirkendoll, “What do you need?”
“I want you to climb on down,” the officer demanded. “I wanted to take a look at your identification.”
When Kirkendoll eventually climbed down from the vehicle and spoke to the officer for less than a minute, they shook hands and he returned.
“We’re just trying to help people,” said Kirkendoll as he climbed back onto the trailer. “We’re out a shitload of money and we came all the way down here just trying to help.”
To which the officer in question replies, “My house is flooded too, but I’ve got to be out here helping people. We appreciate that you’re here, but we’ve got enough.”
Kirkendoll said he and Green had driven for over 16 hours from Illinois in order to help out victims of the flood.
“We were helping people out and taking water and supplies to people,” said Kirkendoll “In fact, we were dropping water to people and we had four people on the buggy, taking them to land.”
Kirkendoll said that the buggy they were using is a unique contraption that he had built himself. According to The Free Thought Project, he said that despite the warning from the officer, they plan to continue helping flood victims on Sunday. Good on them!