VIRAL VIDEO: Punk Fights Cop Because He Won't Let Teens in Closed Mall

A young man didn't like a cop removing him from the Tupelo mall after closing hours.

Tupelo, MS - A video is going viral which shows a man attacking a police officer for not allowing him into the Tupelo Mall (video below.)

The incident happened Friday night when officers responded to a request for help from mall security about a large group of juveniles, according to WTVA.

The mall was closed, so the officer assisted security in removing the teens from the mall. One of the people removed was Drew Smith, 18, and rather than leave, Smith squared up to the officer and got in his face.

When the officer pushed him back, Smith assaulted the police officer.

The officer moved to take Smith into custody with the help of a security guard, and Smith fought back.

The nearby teens tried to get involved as more security guards arrived to help keep the teens back. They then started flooding into the closed mall.

Smith was finally arrested and charged with three counts of failing to comply, and his bond was set at $3,200.

Sheriff Jim Johnson told WTVA that he has been made aware of threats on social media. It wasn't immediately clear if he was referring to threats against the officer or the young people, but a look at social media shows calls for violence against the officer.

You can see the video of the incident below. WARNING: Launguage.

Comments (29)
No. 1-25
SnarkyCop
SnarkyCop

Editor

I'm just going to straight-up say this from the start. The behavior of these teens was disgusting, but anybody who wants to blame this on race isn't welcome in our community.

PSP4300PROUD
PSP4300PROUD

How about some of the folks leaving comments in the posted article above spend more time in English/grammar class and less in the mall looking for trouble!

ironclad
ironclad

Race had nothing to do with it because there is only one race and thats the human race.

Now culture on the other hand......now THAT did play a HUGE part in this event and a number of others. There is a common denominator between Baltimore, Ferguson, The George Zimmerman trial, Black Lives Matter, these teenage wannabee thugs and all the police shootings occurring lately. A large majority of the American black community has lost their sense of humanity, civility, morality and common decency. They are living and acting like wild animals. It isn't a skin color issue, because you sure dont see African blacks acting like that. They tend to be upstanding citizens....generally. But this entitled, welfare, food stamp, trash talking, ghetto, rap loving, gang banger thug culture we see amongst black America is indeed the problem and needs to be fixed. It isn't politically correct to ID the problem, but until the light is shed on the real problem, it will never be fixed. Black America needs a a revival of humanity and morality. Martin Luther King Jr. would be rolling in his grave to see what has transpired in the last 50 years. The parents in the home are non existent in that culture, so the police have to do the work that mom and dad should have.

OfficerBlueBallz
OfficerBlueBallz
Aaron57
Aaron57

If he'd just left, none of this would've happened. Make stupid choices, win stupid prizes.