#TrampolineGate - Deputy Under Investigation For Jumping On Trampoline

Facebook user TanyaLee Smith shared the video, then declared that the deputies ruined her daughter's father's life.

Kernville, CA – Surveillance footage of a uniformed Kern County sheriff’s deputy bouncing on a trampoline has led to an internal investigation by the department.

Facebook user TanyaLee Smith shared the video on the social media platform on Saturday.

According to the video’s timestamp, it was recorded just before 11:30 a.m. on Feb. 8.

“Kern county sheriffs as [they] protect and serve and spend our tax dollars wisely,” Smith captioned the video.

The footage showed five uniformed law enforcement officers as they walked through a cluttered, fenced-in area, then stopped near a large trampoline.

After they spoke for a moment, two deputies tapped the trampoline with their batons before one of them climbed up onto it and began bouncing, the video showed.

Another deputy appeared to record him with his phone, as the other officers wandered off-screen.

A moment later, the deputy leapt off of the trampoline, and they all walked out of the frame.

“These sheriff’s have continued to have nothing better to do then continually harass my daughter’s father for years and years and have literally made his life hell,” Smith wrote in a comment on the video thread.

“They think it’s a game and are ruining his life as if they don’t have anything better to do like their jobs,” she railed. “It’s bull s--t and I wish there was something that could be done.”

Smith did not name her daughter’s father, nor did she elaborate on how Kern County deputies have ruined his life.

It was also unclear if her outrage was due to the video of the deputy jumping on a trampoline, or if she was upset by some other incident.

Smith has not responded to Blue Lives Matter’s request for comment.

The Kern County Sheriff’s Office said that the incident is a “personnel issue,” and that they are “looking into” the video, KERO reported.

You can watch the deputy testing out the trampoline in the video below:

Comments (35)
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IseeWhereThisIsGoing
IseeWhereThisIsGoing

huh? what is there to look into? they spent maybe a minute jumping on a trampoline, whose sole purpose for existing is to be jumped on. Did they damage it? And how does that correlate into ruining her baby daddy's life? Since they have been harassing him for years, I'm sure he is an upstanding citizen who has never been involved in any criminal activity.

If I was the Kern County Sheriff, I would pull all 5 into my office, and instruct them not to jump on trampolines that don't belong to them while on duty, and send them on their way. Then I would tell the public "I have counseled my staff, and directed them to no longer jump on trampolines. Further use of trampolines, while on duty, will result in disciplinary actions."

I believe this is a clear example of making a mountain out of a molehill.

LynnSB
LynnSB

What absolute Bull Shit -- Get a Fing Life !!

JBo
JBo

"...continually harass my daughter’s father..."

You probably should have selected a better man to be the father of your daughter...unless that's the best you could do.

ProGODProUSA
ProGODProUSA

Whaaat? All I saw was a lighthearted moment with only one deputy bouncing very lightly on a big trampoline and others probably watching and chuckling. How is this video harassing the child's father?

LEO0301
LEO0301

What investigation? Tell the officers not to play with something that doesn't belong to them and move on.

Woobie46
Woobie46

What a pathetic sad ugly woman...who wouldn't get a kick out of seeing this. I guess I know just exactly WHY...don't we all?

Woobie46
Woobie46

AND I suspect her daughter's daddy (kinda surprised she knows who it is) deserves all the "attention" he's gotten from the coppers. And perhaps she should learn grammar and spelling before she takes off in written form.

Just-My-Thoughts
Just-My-Thoughts

Get over yourself Tanyalee Smith......... so what if he did. 10 seconds?? Get a life and be sure to stay away from your Dad, he's a bad influence.

Teijeiro2
Teijeiro2

Obviously TanyaLee is a piece of filth. First she has an illegitimate child. Then she sticks up for a piece of shit who is being SOUGHT by the LAW. YEAH BITCH, it's not HARRASSMENT IT'S CALLED CHECKING ON HIS CRIMINAL ASS.

Cidcsp
Cidcsp

Very simple. Wonder what dads been up to and Deputies, please don’t play with the kids toys. Any questions ? OK, End of meeting. Hit the street.

186
186

Someone needs to call Code enforcement, the back yard looks like a garbage dump

tfort
tfort

Stay out of people’s yards, leave their possessions alone and you will keep yourself out of the news and will not be investigated by your superiors. It really isn’t that hard.

Umnope
Umnope

She I clearly the rubbish in the street left behind by some fool that cant do anything right. Clearly being harassed by police has nothing to do with the criminal activities this POS is likely involved in. Is this so he comes back to you? How about you leave others out of your 'love' life. Gross, I hope this peice of trash gets taken out. Garbage service, isle 5 of the hood.

Dutchuncle
Dutchuncle

Cops just want to have Fu-Un. Geez, if the police are stern faced they are Pricks, if they let loose they are bad,,Damned if you DO, and Damned if you DON'T The world is that "F"ed up.

Dutchuncle
Dutchuncle

LOL, you have an Arrest record,,,don't you? LMAO, Loser

Old Hawg
Old Hawg

God forbid that a cop should have a few seconds of harmless fun on the job. This is a major offense/scandal?

TarnishedCopper
TarnishedCopper

There are a lot of "pieces missing from this puzzle." It is quite obvious that the person doing the whining has deliberately left some facts out of her post. Why were cops there? Obviously they were probably looking for the guy "whose life they are trying to destroy." The baby-daddy was obviously a "frequent flier." Doing their jobs as law enforcement officers is more than likely not being done to ruin someone's life .

Rascal1966
Rascal1966

Notice how she says her "daughter's father". Not boyfriend or husband, not even ex-boyfriend or ex-husband. LMAO!!! He was just a sperm donor!!! And he's probably a POS two bit criminal who's always in trouble with the law!! Which makes you nothing but a bitter whore lady!!! Ignorant hillbilly trash!!

pbm4jc
pbm4jc

Big deal. So what if they jumped on trampoline a couple of times.

pbm4jc
pbm4jc

yeah. i wondered about that too. lol

pixiepup
pixiepup

Oh my gosh, how stupid to get mad that a policeman jumped on a trampoline. It is really stupid to even investigate it. What does this have to do with what this girl is mad about. She is just looking for something to get them in trouble. Jumping on a trampoline is silly.

Mom2Boys
Mom2Boys

If I were the Kern County Sheriff, I’d take those guys out for ice cream and call it staff training. They could use some lighthearted down time. Their job can be so crappy. Thanks for what you do, deputies.

Baybumb
Baybumb

They were probably there to try and serve a child support warrant on her daughter’s father, or worse. Obviously her baby’s daddy has a long history with the SO.

We9erfam
We9erfam

Looks like no big deal here no crime committed what's the big deal ?

Icemanmurph
Icemanmurph

Big F...ing Deal

sbuckner021
sbuckner021

human sees bouncy surface - human jumps on bouncy surface. not newsworthy. next!

AZBIGDOG
AZBIGDOG

From what I could tell the Deputy was looking for higher ground and believed that with the bounce added to by the trampoline he would be able to view what crimes were being committed within his view. Seems to me he should be commended for using the available resources to pursue his objective. And all that without adding on to the cost of the search.

Woobie46
Woobie46

I'm kinda surprised she didn't throw in a complaint that the officers were clubbing her tramp o line...And GOOD GRIEF, that yard is a complete hazard .... she needs a zoning ticket and more

Marlis
Marlis

Those mean ole cops go after criminals. How dare they?

Det_John_Kimble
Det_John_Kimble

Aw I was hoping to see a back flip....