VIDEO: Officer Loans Woman Badge And Gun So She Can Get Free Snacks

Pektra Edgerton was wearing her friend's badge and gun to get free snacks at a convenience store.

Duluth, GA – A woman was arrested for impersonating a police officer in order to get free snacks at a convenience store, and the officer who loaned her the badge and gun is now out of a job (video below).

The incident began when Gwinnett County Police Officer J.T. Smith saw 33-year-old Pektra LaQuiche Edgerton using a police badge to get free food at a QuikTrip, the Atlanta Journal-Constitution reported.

It’s a common practice for some convenience stores in the area to give first responders free snacks, WSB reported.

Something about Edgerton’s behavior caught Officer Smith’s attention, so when he noticed a taillight out on her vehicle, he initiated a traffic stop.

Bodycam video showed that the driver, Edgerton, was still wearing a badge around her neck and a gun at her hip when the officer approached the vehicle.

Officer Smith told Edgerton why he stopped her and then asked who she worked for, the video showed.

“So you stopped me because my brake light is out or you stopped to ask me who I work for?” Edgerton asked the officer.

“Well, I’m asking you both,” he replied.

“DCS,” she replied.

The officer clarified that she was referring to the Department of Children’s Services (DCS), and then asked Edgerton for her license and police credentials, the video showed.

Edgerton tried to argue with the officer about probable cause for the stop, and after a few seconds, Officer Smith cut to the chase.

“Look, long story short, I just want to know who you work for,” Officer Smith told the driver.

“Okay, and that’s the issue. Why you want to know who I work for,” Edgerton said.

The video showed that Officer Smith explained that he was checking because he had worked in the area for 13 years and never seen her around before.

"So a black person walks into a store with a badge and a gun and it's an issue?" Edgerton asked.

"It has nothing to do with you being black," Officer Smith replied.

The video showed the officer was clearly done with the driver’s malarkey.

"Are you a police officer, or are you not a police officer?" Officer Smith asked.

Edgerton admitted she was not, in fact, a law enforcement officer.

Officer Smith asked her why she would go into the QuikTrip pretending to be an officer.

"You don't have to be a police officer to go in there. I've been doing it for three years," Edgerton said, and claimed she was a DCS officer.

She continued arguing that the officer had stopped her because she was black.

“So you’re presenting yourself as a police officer with your badge and your gun on your side,” Officer Smith pointed out.

“Okay,” Edgerton replied.

“You understand that?” the officer asked.

“I do understand that. My issue with you is that…” Edgerton continued to lecture the officer whom the video showed had had enough of the police impersonator.

So Officer Smith called DCS and quickly learned that Edgerton was not employed by that agency, the video showed.

He returned to the car and told the women they were caught.

Then the video showed the officer verifying with the DCS person on the phone that the car’s passenger, Brandi Green, was actually a DCS officer.

Green admitted to Officer Smith that she’d loaned her badge and gun to Edgerton to facilitate getting free snacks at the QuikTrip while she sat outside in the car, WSB reported.

Edgerton was arrested and charged with felony impersonating an officer and a moving violation for the broken tail light, the Atlanta Journal-Constitution reported.

She was released the same day on a $4,146 bond.

Green was suspended by DCS immediately, WSB reported.

"Upon being made aware of Ms. Green's conduct, an internal investigation was initiated and Ms. Green was immediately suspended,” a spokesman for DCS said. “After Ms. Green was made aware of the forthcoming investigation, she resigned... on the same day."

Watch the whole bizarre interaction in the video below:

Comments (149)
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Justretired
Justretired

Dammit, cant make that up. Must be some hell of snacks at that mom and pop store.

Justretired
Justretired

The way she looks, looks like she might want to snack on something else.

shooter
shooter

I'm sure there are at least two idiot commenters here who will try to defend these two turds.

Tonyz1958
Tonyz1958

Can you imagine the mentality it takes to do this, and then to argue with and question the officer? Unreal

DNW
DNW

If Brandi had gone in for the food herself it would have saved everyone alot of trouble.

61mouse
61mouse

Why are SCUMBAMMAS relatives so fucking stupid ??

Hi_estComnDenomn
Hi_estComnDenomn

I love my fan club. All of you!

Det_John_Kimble
Det_John_Kimble

I bet you that woman looks like one of our trolls' momma.

CRETE GARY
CRETE GARY

Of course she was stopped because she was black.Just like all the other police contacts.RIGHT?That crutch getting so old it squeaks.

THEDUKE
THEDUKE

Its very difficult to watch someone who is an obvious idiot present themselves as intelligent. Why do these folks always think they are so slick , that their push back defensive attitude will get them off the hook for their own stupidity , and act as if they are above the law ? Every time such a situation arises I laugh.

LEO0301
LEO0301

If you stop a black person and the first words out of their mouth is "you only stopped me because I'm black" call for back up immediately.

StevenF
StevenF

Exactly how STUPID do you have to be to give someone else your badge AND gun to get free snacks at a convenience store when you are in the parking area yourself? It would have been easier AND legal just to walk a few feet.

gfc1963
gfc1963

Pektra?? Where the fuck do blacks come up with these names??

Anomie88
Anomie88

The so-called officer who lent the badge and gun should have been fired and charged with felony conspiracy. A disgrace to the badge and the uniform. Must be low standards there.

RPG156
RPG156

Because she needs those snacks...

Driver360
Driver360

Wow!

IseeWhereThisIsGoing
IseeWhereThisIsGoing

WTH????

DC-TX
DC-TX

Just when you think you have seen it all. The staggering lapse of judgment in handing over your gun to somebody so they can get free snacks is incomprehensible. I mean the badge is bad enough. But the freaking gun???

Rascal1966
Rascal1966

WTH?? First off, that's a female?? Second, you loaned your badge & gun so somebody could get free snacks/food while your lazy ass waited in the car?? Risking your job in the process? F▪▪king idiots!!! Typical low IQ hoodrat mentality!

Wish505
Wish505

WOW where is the ghetto trash, why are those two not coming out in defense of this black woman. Oh sorry guess I need sensitivity training now.

Stanracer
Stanracer

Ghetto rat makes it a race issue right away. Ignorant cow!

Stanracer
Stanracer

Ghetto rat makes it a race issue right away. Ignorant cow!👎

jimmer1
jimmer1

"Because I am black, right?" pulling the race card once again. lol

ForestRon
ForestRon

Stupid is as stupid does....

Storm45
Storm45

Fat female, black, with an affirmative action bad and gun. What should we expect?

tfort
tfort

GREAT! We finally found that one bad apple cop.

Musicray
Musicray

SO tired of the “black” excuse... that statement just makes you sound stupid... maybe try getting free stuff at a health food store...

NickyJ
NickyJ

This buffalo doesn’t need snacks. Couple of idiots

AnnykaV
AnnykaV

Since when do DCS agencies have sworn officers?

ikaika
ikaika

Some agencies don't allow their officers to accept even a free cup of coffee, but DCS lets their employees get free food and carry a gun! WTF?

Domestic goddess
Domestic goddess

False impersonation of a police officer is a heinous crime. Where else is she using that gun & badge?

Proleoandlaw
Proleoandlaw

And now who gets to pay for their food, clothing, housing, etc? We the people & I guarantee that they will get every damn penny they can since the DCS officer knows the system.

Ranger_Jones
Ranger_Jones

I think the 'DCS' needs to be changed to the Department of Community Supervision, It would make more sense for them to have a badge and gun.

DarrellB
DarrellB

The former "Officer" (using the title in reference to her at this point is like mixing perfume and shite) should be charged with criminal conspiracy and the State should permanently revoke her license. Pektra should have the entire set of books throw at her just for her criminal arrogance ! ! !

Patty1956
Patty1956

Why do and why should any law enforcement be allowed to accept free anything? And what IDIOTS would do such a thing at the risk of being caught? I hope they learned a lesson here, but i doubt seriously they did. WHAT IDIOTS!!!

Propolice
Propolice

Scraping the bottom of the barrel doesn’t make for good Officers. This is a disgrace 🤬

Williams4
Williams4

Many of the comments are funny. The real issue here is why didn't the officer rip this woman out of the car immediately, once it was discovered she was impersonating an officer. The arguing and accusations of racism are simply a daily event all officers deal with. An officers personal safety should be at the forefront of any enforcement stop. Recognizing that the woman was possibly violating the law, is a great pro-active move on the part of the officer. However, you must maintain a level of control and safety at all times. Was the crook allowed to hang on to the firearm while this fiasco unfolded. Was it loaded. This is 21st Century policing. We are teaching our young officers to put their safety second.

Milocd
Milocd

You have that right! LMAO! And another one bites the dust.

militans Deo
militans Deo

I'm asking you who you work for because you are wearing a fucking badge around your neck moron.

LynnSB
LynnSB

Was the officer FIRED !!!

RobertMememe
RobertMememe

You notice how she immediately went to the race card. You take away the race card black people would be completely lost on what to blame because god forbid they take responcibilty for their own actions

gunner55
gunner55

The officer needs his certification pulled and he needs to be fired.

terrrianda2$$
terrrianda2$$

you couldnt pay me enough money to be a police officer and handle these morons . GOOD GOD SAVE US ALL . OMG THIS IS UNBELIEVABLE , AND THIS POOR EXCUSE FOR A WOMAN IS GIVING THE OFFICE A HARD TIME ?? THE WORLD IS DOOMED .

Caroparks53
Caroparks53

Obumer gave em free everything and they still expect it.but i bet she has an iphone cuz obumers phones are not good enough for them.lol..put her on a diet n she won't need those snacks..😂😂😂

Terminaters168
Terminaters168

Always ready to pull the race card Obama thought his folks well