New Mexico State Police officer Charles Vernier
kept repo man in choke hold for over 8 minutes.
It's been a while since I did a 'WTF?' story, so here's a doozy for you.
New Mexico State Police officer Charles Vernier wasn't too happy when a repo man showed up to take his Nissan Xterra SUV, Thursday.
So he did what many law enforcement officers who think they are above the law, would do in a similar situation.
He grabbed the repo tow truck driver in a choke hold, while at least one witness captured it all on video.
When Los Lunas, New Mexico Police arrived, they found the 6'5" off duty cop choking the tow truck driver.
NMSP officer Vernier
Vernier, in a classic 'cop attempting to avoid taking accountability' move, then tries to tell the police officer that the tow truck driver shoved him, a claim which eyewitnesses said was false.
It's then that a body cam from a Los Lunas Police officer captures the officer giving New Mexico State Police fgucer Charles Vernier a direct order.
"I'm going to give you one more chance to let him go and get back before you get tazed," the officer tells the off duty State Police officer.
When Vernier finally releases the tow truck driver, the Los Lunas Police officer orders the cop to turn around and put his hands on his head.
"No, I'm not being handcuffed today," he tells the officer.
Wait for it...
And here's the part that's perhaps the most priceless.
New Mexico State Police officer Charles Vernier makes a run for it.
But he didn't get far.
Charles Vernier's mugshot.
According to officials, New Mexico State Police officer Charles Vernier was on paid suspension pending an investigation to determine if he is mentally competent to be a police officer.
You mean to tell me that there are police officers out here, who may be insane, but yet are entrusted to carry loaded firearms and protect and serve communities every day?
Doesn't surprise me one bit.
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