VIDEO: Death Threats To Cop After Mouthy Entitled Teen's Arrest

An altercation erupted after a woman refused to take her feet off of a train seat.

Los Angeles, CA – A woman has launched a use-of-force complaint against a Los Angeles Police Department (LAPD) officer, after she refused to comply with the officer’s request to remove her foot from a Metro train seat.

A second woman was also arrested after she interjected herself into the situation.

The incident was recorded by another passenger, Brock Bryan, who subsequently posted the video online (video below). The recording had been viewed over seven million times as of Wednesday afternoon, with numerous commenters making death threats targeted at the officers.

Police said that altercation began at approximately 3 p.m. on Monday, when 18-year-old Bethany Nava was being loud and boisterous on the Red Line train, KTLA reported.

The sergeant asked her to put down her foot, which was on the set and taking up two spots, a violation of openly posted train rules.

Nava refused, and the sergeant had no reasonable option but to eject her from the train for refusing to follow train rules.

In the video, the sergeant was seen speaking with Nava on the train, and eventually motioned for her to get out of her seat. It is unknown how long he may have been speaking with her prior to the start of the video.

When Nava failed to comply with his request, the sergeant gave her a final directive.

"I already told you what to do and you didn't,” he said. “You disobeyed me. You're getting off the train."

“No, I’m not,” Nava replied.

The argumentative teen immediately resisted the sergeant’s efforts to escort her from her seat, at which point he grabbed her by her arm and began pulling her towards the doorway of the train.

"I paid to be on this train, a**hole!” Nava argued as she pulled away. “Stop!”

She then grabbed onto a pole as the sergeant pulled her other arm through the doorway.

The sergeant was able to remove, and pressed her against a wall in the terminal as he called for backup as a crowd formed.

“Are you f*****g kidding me right now?” said a previously uninvolved woman, later identified as 22-year-old Selina Lechuga.

“He’s taking me off the train for having my f*****g foot on the seat,” Nava complained.

“Give me some space, guys,” the lone officer said to the gathering crowd.

“Come on. You think you can do this?” Lechuga asked him. “Yeah, of course you can, f*****g a**hole.”

"Over her foot on the train? That's so ridiculous. That's really abuse of power, officer," Bryan argued from behind his cell phone camera.

“This is not f*****g fair that you took me off the train because I had my foot there because I was comfortable like that!” Nava yelled while pointing her finger at the officer. “There is no law that tells me that I cannot sit that way because I paid to be in there!”

According to the Metro Customer Code of Conduct, “placing feet or shoes on seats or furnishings” is a violation of train rules. The Metro policies also dictate that “a person must comply with all lawful orders and directives given by an authorized Metro representative relative to Metro facilities or vehicles consistent with the Code, including any instruction to leave a Metro vehicle or facility for safety reasons, for a violation of the Code, or following a notice of ejectment or exclusion.”

“A person who violates the Code may be immediately ejected from the Metro facility or vehicle, without refund of any fare, by an authorized Metro representative who witnesses a violation,” the Metro code further states.

After the officer told Nava that she was not complying with the “rules of the train,” Lechuga again interjected and demanded to be shown the “book” that outlined the rules he was citing.

“I’m not going to give you any space,” she told the officer. “You’re certainly not giving anyone any respect right now.”

The officer repeatedly told Lechuga to back away, but she continued to respond with defiance.

“You are picking at a minority,” she then alleged. “Yeah. Because you’re f*****g racist.”

Lechuga smirked as she began to taunt the officer.

“You’re all high on power right now because these people are watching you,” she said. “Is it the end of the month? You need to meet your f*****g quota, so you know what? This is money for you right now.”

The officer again directed Lechuga to leave the area.

“I’m not going to leave because I’m going to stand up for my people no matter what,” she declared.

She continued to taunt the officer as he waited for backup to arrive.

“Where are your rebel friends now?” Lechuga asked him.

Additional officers arrived on the scene a moment later, and took both women into custody.

“You don’t need to take me into custody,” Lechuga said, smiling and shaking her head. “Get off of me!”

In the video, Lechugo could be seen spitting in an officer's face.

“This is racism!” she declared. “This is what we are! 2018, motherf*****s like this wanna just try to act like they can do whatever they f**k they want. F**k you guys."

“You feel good? F*****g piece of s**t,” she said to one of the officers, just before she spit on him. “F**k you!”

Bryan then expressed astonishment over how many officers had responded “for two women.”

According to KTLA, Nava was arrested on suspicion of being loud and boisterous on a train, and was released.

Lechuga was arrested for suspicion of battery on a police officer for spitting on the officer. Her bail was set at $20,000.

LAPD Officer Mike Lopez said that a use-of-force investigation is underway.

Nava’s mother said that her family is hiring an attorney, and that the teen sprained her wrist during the altercation.

As the video became widely viewed, Metro CEO Phil Washington issued a statement criticizing the officer who enforced the rules set forth by his company.

“I am extremely disappointed. Our riders deserve better,” Washington said. “We want the Metro system to be a safe environment for everyone. I expect more from our law enforcement partners. This incident is still under investigation, but I want to be clear: this is not the kind of policing I want on our system.”

You can watch the LAPD officer's altercation with Nava and Lechuga in the video below:

Comments (57)
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Dardar
Dardar

She is an entitled brat. She should have to do community service for her ignorant behavior.

RunCop
RunCop

POS and the Metro CEO must be an asshole also !

EMarie
EMarie

Nava's mother and family need their * * kicked!

85Oldvet
85Oldvet

The only POS and asshole is the two dumbass racist females and you RunCop!

EMarie
EMarie

I didn't respond toRuncops answer. I responded to dardar's response! Run cop is a looser!

bronx163
bronx163

Like i said let them turn calf into bigger shit hole. Do nothing. Let it all turn to shit. Just show up to work collect your check. Stand down.

Szrudy3
Szrudy3

To the policemen that have to deal with these f@#$k...g a$$h01es( their language, not mine) I am so tired of this shit. I am so sorry that you have to deal with these little girls. No country would be proud of them. They are spoiled stupid example of human waste This is what this state has become. A laughing joke. People like this should be quarantined in this state. I used to live here, but there is a disease of the brain, that no other state should have to deal with To the police officers,, I'm sorry that you have to deal with those brain dead racist little girls. I am proud of you

Szrudy3
Szrudy3

I have to say they(Policemen) should arrested/ detain the kid with the video for admitting to breaking the law. I am offended that they think they are proviliged and break any law they don't like. I don't know this for a fact but I hope their benefits are denied from now on. I hope their family will have to pay their legal fees themselves

wispark43
wispark43

Can only hope it's you next time.

Down home
Down home

I personally do not like to take public transportation where the other users have filthied up the interior.

rramos
rramos

Love it, learn how to ACT in public

rramos
rramos

No we dont all do, MOFO... show some respect to the est of the world...

2jazzyj
2jazzyj

Excellent arrest! Break the rules on the train, get caught, get filthy-mouthed, time for new jewelry. I love it! Step 1: Comply. Step 2: Follow step 1. Had she put her foot down she would've made it to get her "ID". I bet half of those caught on camera were illegals. We are infested with too many of these foul-mouthed entitled brats. You and the Wilderbeast need to learn some respect..

Katarina
Katarina

Complete lack of respect for other people in this me, me, me generation. Simply take your filthy foot off the seat where other people sit (as in the rules) and done. But, no. Lispy Soprano with the camera has to get involved, then Snotty Spitting Skank. I especially hope the dirty spitter gets a big fine as well as community service. As for Metro CEO Phil Washington, he should cancel the rules he doesn't want enforced, then get on "his" trains and do the enforcing so he is certain it is done exactly as he desires. What a spineless shape shifter he is!

vanwertfan
vanwertfan

the two cunts thought they couldn't be arrested and they did fucking funny

Atytude
Atytude

Whatever happened to just complying to an officers request?

Izzywag
Izzywag

WOW. I dunno if CA has Disorderly Conduct, but the profanity and shouting better have been included. These tools we're so annoying, it made me wish they'd resist so the Officer could lawfully open up a can of whoop a** . What a professional demeanor the Sgt and other Officer(s) responded with. Shame on the CEO, he better keep his feet off the seats and hope he enjoys that glass house he's living in with all his judgeyness. Ha ha these Officers were great, no shame in their game

Mango
Mango

I believe "the police acted stupidly" little punk community organizer played a major part in the festering of this hideous public behavior with its contempt for societal rules and for the police. Can you imagine being an officer and having to put up with imbeciles like those two every day??

Scurvydog
Scurvydog

Maybe the police should stop working the trains for a while, and see if the CEO would like to invite them back?

Snooker
Snooker

That's what I would do. I'd tell Mr. CEO if he doesn't want his rules enforced, then these police officers can go somewhere where they are wanted. Those girls will one day meet someone who's meaner and uglier then they are who won't take their shit, then they'll be screaming for the cops to protect them.

tday1973
tday1973

so freaking sick of kids thinking they are entitled to anything and don't have to answer or obey orders given them..and then their freaking parents wanting a payday because they have raised a shitting brat that don't follow orders..wonder who obeys who at home?

nuccten
nuccten

Do they kiss their Mamas with those filthy mouths?

ProGODProUSA
ProGODProUSA

I feel sorry for the poor sergeant who had to deal with that princess.

Duder1897
Duder1897

I hope they both get raped.

TheMoneyShot
TheMoneyShot

Ok, so we have wide mouth, low iq person thinks ok to have feet on seat. Not ok. Dealt with by Officer. But what the f... we have the CEO criticising the officer trying to enfource a rule.

Makes me mad that the ceo is gutless. Simply gutless....make a good politician no doubt....

rattler
rattler

Mom's potty mouth is worse, I guarantee it.

Lions_Share
Lions_Share

I am disappointed with METRO's CEO Washington for his comments made re: this incident. It is clear that Sgt. from LAPD was justified in his actions. A man that is sitting on his thrown daily in Taj Mal (Metro's main office) and to discredit the officer's handling of the incident, can he do better? No law enforcement agency is going to want to be associated with Metro if each time then go about enforcing Metro's rules, the CEO is discrediting their actions, providing that it was within means and justified. How else should the rules be enforced by ANY representative of Metro, let alone law enforcement?

lds719
lds719

Spit on me and you get whacked in the mouth. Dirty, disgusting animals.

LomzLaw
LomzLaw

entitled little shit

artw45
artw45

I can not imagine how hard it is when you get no support from the top down! Complain that you aren't doing your job one day, and throw you under the bus the next.

gfc1963
gfc1963

This stupid entitled pipece of shit got what she deserved. Can she read? Seats are for backsides not feet! And it's amazing that the CEO is complaining about the cop upholding his own rules!!

Fiftytwo
Fiftytwo

Not only is Metro’s CEO a disgrace, who should probably retire... the stupid entitled brat, should be schooled by her community! Had she simply complied, there would have been NO PROBLEM! The “Sanctuary City” mentality has taken over cities like LA... “I’m entitled, and if you don’t let me x-y-z, I’ll call you a racist & sue!” Finally, that big beast with the nasty mouth... I can’t help but laugh as I think of the smile slowly turning to a frown, to a horrified cry, as she checked her new outfit, in the county processing center. Another imbecile... could have got off with a warning. Now, upgraded to a charge of assaulting an officer... hm? Think she’ll be spitting on anyone again? Sadly YES, because of the insane BACKWARDS mentality in that leads these communities! Instead of preaching responsibility for their conduct, it’s all going to be played down to “racism,” and she will be crowned a local hero, defending “her people!”

stevelouden
stevelouden

She's probably part of M-13. She's got the mentality level of dryer lint!

Furface
Furface

This is the youth we are raising today. Metro's CEO is spineless.

RunCop
RunCop

Yes the two females and the CEO are assholes! Not the cooper!

RunCop
RunCop

The assholes/ POS in this situation are the two females and the CEO....not the copper!!!

Rascal1966
Rascal1966

What entitled little snowflakes!! We don't have to follow the rules because we can do whatever we want and if you stop us, you're racist. Never any personal accountability!! And I see her parents are hoping on the ghetto lottery train! Based on the story, the cop did nothing wrong. He enforced the train rules. These 2 SJW princesses need their asses whooped and their mouths washed out with soap!! Sick of these entitled punks!!

dg54321
dg54321

Dealt with this attitude from spoiled entitled women far too often. Women like this purposefully do this shit so they can bait you into hitting them, so they can play the victim.

The worst thing we ever did was allow women the right to vote, and be equals. They obviously can't handle it.

KPOWROCKS
KPOWROCKS

Metro CEO Phil Washington is a wuss for not standing up for his people. These 2 girls made the ride for everyone else miserable and they are spoiled brats who think that is okay.

Don_Burton_PhD
Don_Burton_PhD

I watched the video last night a couple of times. There's absolutely nothing wrong which of the behavior of that officer, no on the part of the responding officers.

I am utterly appalled that the CEO has chosen to cover his own Fraidy Cat butt rather than standing up for his officers.

Bevkins
Bevkins

18 is a legal adult. You can vote, you can enter the service. Stop treating and projecting them as children. This ADULT needed to respect rules and and officer of the law. The woman who spit on the LEO, using the race card, deserves whatever she gets. Screaming they can do whatever they want, being the LEO's when in fact these folks are the ones with the attitude of rules and civil behavior or for everyone but them and if they refuse to abide by rules that are for everyone, then everyone else is a racist. Sick to death of this mentality and sick of the hate for our LEO's.

Wilmington217
Wilmington217

What a brat. Good thing this isn't my kid.

angryAmerican
angryAmerican

Should have cuffed the little one and tased the big one! Metro execs are spineless pussies for not backing their law enforcement who were enforcing the metro policy!

robdman
robdman

tased them both !!

ProCop
ProCop

It's CALIFORNIA people! The place is crawling with asshole broads who think they're entitled to do whatever they want.
If I had been on that train and wanted to sit on that seat I'd have shoved it aside and dared her to do something about it. If the dumb f*ck made the first move she'd have had her lunch handed to her.

ProCop
ProCop

But then, I don't associate with California assholes because I won't go to that ass-end shit hole. Feinstein, Boxer, and Pelousi can keep it. Them and their illegal boy toys.

FrogHill
FrogHill

Shoot both of the things and kick them under the train and then just throw the queerbo flamer under the train. If you shot Queerbo Baggins everyone on that platform would get droplets of AIDs and Hep C all over themselves