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.

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MarkY
MarkY

And a major problem is if you challenge one of these ferals that is harassing you, you can't touch them because they are juveniles. They can get all in your face and you can't touch them.

LindaMC
LindaMC

What a bunch of wild banshees. The camera person, just shut up, your mouth runneth over. Listen to you all scream and over doing it as you always do. Get a life and an education and act like human beings. You'll get nowhere acting like this. That kid deserved what he got.

Just-My-Thoughts
Just-My-Thoughts

I don't understand ebonics............. They need time in Juvie. More so their parents need to quit having kids because they teach them NOTHING about respect for others, yet they demand it for themselves. disgusting.

Hottie6262
Hottie6262

I think first they need to go to school and learn grammar cause the little punk taping this you couldn't understand a word he was saying except Nigga Nigga umpting times. They have there own language it's not English it's Black thug jiberish and it is so annoying the way they all talk. Now they started all this they get in a group and they act like a bunch of animals this is why there has to be so much security because of stupid idiots like this. Great parenting by the way🤗🤗 SMFH my kids would have ever acted like that they would still be grounded and learning how to be human beings not animals. They belong in a zoo not a mall. Think there so bad ass but never fight one on one always a pile of them. There mouths are disscussting. Funny how we can't call them Niggas but they can call each other that either its racist or not! And if not then we should be able to call them Niggas without them getting offended cause I'm dam sick and tired of hearing out of there mouth every second. I'm offended by that word it is racist. Now each one of those punks should have went to juvy and not be allowed back there ever again.

LEOWife
LEOWife

Where are the parents of the kids? Why is it the mall's obligation to babysit your kids? (Or the police, or insert anyone else here, for that matter) The kids in this video were pushing and antagonizing the situation, then when it comes to a physical confrontation, these kids call foul. They were looking for a fight (whether it be verbal or physical) which is why they were recording to begin with.

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