VIRAL VIDEO: Smoking Bearded Cop Calmly Takes Down Trespassing Heckler

A woman was arrested after she refused to leave a movie theater in February.

North Versailles, PA – A video of a confrontation between a North Versailles police officer with an unusual appearance and a woman who interjected herself into his conversation with a group of disruptive teen girls has been viewed over a million times as of Friday evening (video below).

The video is striking people as bizarre, because the bearded officer is smoking and wearing a patch that says "stupid allergy," leaving some people to speculate if he is a real police officer; he is.

Melanie Carter, 35, shot the cellphone video on Feb. 24, and posted the footage to her Facebook page on Thursday.

The incident unfolded outside Phoenix Theaters, after a manager authorized the removal of several patrons who were causing a disturbance, WTAE reported.

Police said that the girls had already been told to leave once, but that they had returned, the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reported.

North Versailles Police Department Officer Christopher Kelly, who was working a security detail at the theater, proceeded to escort the girls out of the business.

“When I pulled up an officer was pushing a young black girl out the door aggressively,” Carter, who was not related to any of the girls, wrote in her post. “I asked the girl what happened and she said she was playing with her friends in the game room when officer Chris Kelly grabbed her from behind escorted her to the door and pushed her outside.”

“The officer then went back inside and made several other black girls leave,” Carter said.

According to Officer Kelly’s report, Carter told him that she was “looking out for” the girls, and he told her not to interfere, the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reported.

Carter, who had not witnessed the girls inside the theater and did not see their disruptive behavior, told Officer Kelly that they had done nothing wrong, and that he was being racist.

The video showed three girls as they argued with the theater manager.

“Listen, there’s cameras. We watched you guys,” Officer Kelly said as he walked over to the gathering. “You guys have been problems since you got in here.”

He then told everyone to leave.

“See how they treat our kids?” Carter said in the video.

She noted that the manager had called the girls “animals.”

“Yeah, because you’re behaving like an animal,” he responded.

“It’s raining out here, it’s cold out here,” Carter said. “These kids have paid their own money...to come in here, too, and they’re being persecuted.”

Officer Kelly then interrupted, and told Carter that management wanted her off of the premises, and that she needed to leave.

“I paid my money. I’m not going anywhere,” Carter retorted.

Officer Kelly gave her a final warning, then reached for his handcuffs as Carter continued to tell him that she wasn’t going to leave.

“You better not touch me,” she said. “I’m watching this guy.”

Officer Kelly approached Carter to take her into custody, as she began yelling at him to “get off” of her.

In his report, Officer Kelly said that Carter “violently pulled away” from him, and swatted at his hands as he moved towards her with his handcuffs, the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reported.

An apparent brief scuffle ensued, and Carter fell onto the ground, screaming that she had done nothing wrong.

She was charged with resisting arrest, failure to disperse, disorderly conduct, and defiant trespass, KDKA reported.

The manager who authorized the girls’ removal from the theater was fired, Phoenix Theaters Entertainment told the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette.

You can watch Carter’s footage of her arrest in the video below:

Comments (107)
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teraram
teraram

So, I am concerned, why did the manager get fired? Did anything happen to the Officer?

EMarie
EMarie

Why would the manager get fired? That's not fair!

lauraaz
lauraaz

Another racist SJW who thinks all black people are above the law, learning a lesson.

Batt
Batt

This guy is switched on and street wise.

NTPD935Ret
NTPD935Ret

When with people understand that there are rules and yes they do have to follow them?

BobIn704
BobIn704

BLACK PINK WHITE ORANGE...rules...we have rules and once again, someone sticking their nose where it didn't belong! She should have shut her mouth and 'took her video' from a distance and not being in everyone's face. I laugh as she says, 'the girls paid with their own money' ...really..how the F do you know lady....you have no relations to them.....you should have stepped back and stepped down, instead your dumb ass got put down where you belong!

shnikies
shnikies

Probably because he called them animals, or said they were acting like animals. PC culture.

MyRightsMyGun2
MyRightsMyGun2

I would suspect the Manager was fired because he used the word "animal" when describing their actions. If so I disagree with the firing. Especially since they were on video doing whatever they did. Then superwoman thinks she can say or do what she wants! I guess that just wasn't true....lol

DiGiordano
DiGiordano

The manager was probably released because his pansy bosses were afraid they offended a snowflake. Kids, and some of the adults that raised them, have forgotten respect for authority and that they are not free to do whatever they want, particularly on private property.

DoneWithDumb
DoneWithDumb

Wondering the same thing. My guess, the animal remark. Its racist..

Orless
Orless

every damn thing is racist these days.

Dindu
Dindu

Sheboon got taught a lesson

1CPT1
1CPT1

“You are being arrested for __. You have the right to remain silent. You have the right to an attorney. If you can not afford an attorney, one will be presented for you..”

I agree with the arrest, but there are laws regarding arrest, as well. Professional policing holds to law.

Jsmoe
Jsmoe

Miranda’s Rights are not read during an arrest. Miranda’s Rights are ready during the interview process after an arrest is made. What you are thinking of is called Hollywood and actually does not happen in real life for the most part.

Oregngntlman
Oregngntlman

There's nothing on the planet except plants, animals, and minerals. So which one were they. My guess, ..... minerals.
Semper Fi
1966 to eternity

BlueLifeParent
BlueLifeParent

These bitches need to be taught while their still young to obey a LAWFULL command. That's what's wrong with the world today, everyone taking up for these thugs. Throw em in jail.
The manager should get a promotion.

Duder1897
Duder1897

Execute them all.

DieselDawg
DieselDawg

I played "Guess the race" of the thugetts who were causing the disturbance as soon as I read the first paragraph. Right again. Easy peasy.

lds719
lds719

Since you seem to have no understanding of the use of the Miranda Warning, I can only pray that your username does not imply you are a Capt. within a police department. Hopefully you are a firefighter. But then again your knowledge of law enforcement is consistent with many command staff officers I have known and is actually what is wrong with policing today.

Kungfupanda
Kungfupanda

Do as you are instructed and put a complaint in afterwards, then you don't end up on your arse ;-)

Jae1230
Jae1230

Since Feb' 2002, the federal g'ment granted by a congressional vote mind you, enacted and passed legislation called The Citizens Time Table For Response Order, this was enacted due to most individuals who have been given a command, who decide not to follow said command, YOU as the citizen have up to 90 seconds to comply, anything after that is up to said policing organization or organizations discretion and deemed "A Grace Period" there after, that is up to them to decide on many different variables that me into play, so it's just better to comply and not interfere just b'cuz you are recording the incident with your phone. Remember, in all reality you are not a true activist,an activist is willing to be hels accountable to stand up , follow through, accept punishment and willing, key word here being "WILLING" to accept the consequences. So, if you are not willing o accept the consequences, just don't get involved. So, you understand very clearly this whole Miranda rights debacle, you actually do not have to be read your "MIRANDA" rights until you have been indicted, that's circa 1988 judicial document-idm 967-B517839-PJ-99.0002. Remember to educate yourself before you rant, otherwise you end up looking like an ignorant buffoon and the courts will look at you as nothing more than another uneducated statistic, which unfortunately most of us that make up the population and most of you are

GHarvey
GHarvey
  1. You have the right to remain silent SO SHUT THE FUK UP
  2. Anything you say can be used against you in a court of law SO SHUT TH FUK UP
  3. You have the right to have an attorney present AL SHARPTON IS NOT AN ATTORNEY
  4. If you cannot afford an attorney, one will be appointed to you GET MORE FREE STUFF
grob51
grob51

Miranda Rights will only be given to you, after the situation is under control. So for those that think he was in the wrong, we will never know because the perp with the camera phone, was the one being brought under control.

BDDD
BDDD

The black subculture is criminal culture.

BDDD
BDDD

Dindu nuffins!!!!!

Katarina
Katarina

Paying money to get into a venue doesn't mean you don't have to follow the rules. Bye-bye, kiddos. As for mama bear, she could have filmed all day, but she can't insert herself into the situation. Bye-bye to you too!!

Walt 324
Walt 324

Stop with the Rights comments. First thing out of her mouth was, your a racist. Then the race-baiting started, don’t touch me etc. This is what is wrong in America today. NO RESPECT !
Then they fire the manager. This won’t stop the behavior of these future race-baiters.

Chief Regulator
Chief Regulator

I noticed that in your recounting this story, you left out the fact that the woman's own children were still left inside the theatre. She could not leave the premises without her own children.

Chief Regulator
Chief Regulator

This officer would never have treated this mother like this if she was a blonde soccer mom from the burbs. White people would be celebrating her if it was a white mom defending white kids.

Chief Regulator
Chief Regulator

We know if the kids were white they would be given so much more leniency. Blue Lies Matter... This punk has the nerve to tell the woman don't assault HIM.

Jae1230
Jae1230

Even if the womans' children were left inside, it wouldn't matter, thaty just don't go "hey, she has kids in the theater, you know what-lets not arrest her and just give her a pass", life doesn't work that way, when they arrest you, guess what-you're arrested and go to jail,...PERIOD. Who knows, she could have had a spouse, friend or another adult there and if they can't reach another adult to scoop the kids up, guess what, they call child protective services and then she REALLY just caught a case and so you know it would happen to some stupid blonde soccer mom too, if she was just as ignorantly stupid to interfere and not comply to the officers orders,.. all I have to say is that she made her bed and crapped in it at that, now she has to lay in said crap riddled bad

Jae1230
Jae1230

ignorance begets ignorance

Kbrockm
Kbrockm

A blonde soccer mom from the burbs probably wouldn't have provoked the altercation in the first place. Lack of respect for law enforcement and false assumptions led to this arrest. Nothing more, nothing less.

b1rd
b1rd

Great. Another dumbass.
Why do you guys always judge a person by their color rather than their character?
Before you decide if it was right or wrong you have to check their color?

Skvogt
Skvogt

Again....as almost always....she and the girls involved...DON’T listen.

LewWaters
LewWaters

Looks to me like it was character, or perhaps lack of it that got them booted and her arrested. Just because you pay admission doesn't mean you're not going to be held to a standard of conduct. Race wasn't the issue, conduct was.

dilligaf1472
dilligaf1472

These out of control kids have ruined that place. They have zero respect for anyone. They learn it at home. When it first opened it was nice, clean, and well managed. No this is the garbage that took control of it and destroyed it. She should have minded her own business and done what she was told.

Don_Burton_PhD
Don_Burton_PhD

This Cop was not being racist. He was doing exactly what he was employed by the theater to do - keep the peace peaceful.

The manager probably shouldn't have used the word animals. But his employers are definitely fraidy cats. Yet how can you blame them? Anytime any thing happens - the business gets a bad rap because of racism!

And the woman (not a lady) was really pulling out the racism card! She's the Damned Racist.

BTW depending on location police including security police, will look and act a certain way, especially so that people don't try to play them, making bad go to worse.

Troy_
Troy_

She was given a lawful order to leave. He told her twice to leave, and even told her that at that point she was trespassing. She was interfering with his duty to remove persons that were at least in the businesses beliefs were being a problem. A theater is private property, and they have the right to do that.

RetFedLeo
RetFedLeo

AWESOME JOB OFFICER AWESOME

LEO0301
LEO0301

You know so little as to be dangerous. Anyone, white or black, would have been arrested under similar circumstances. The fact you want to give the black woman a pass is of no surprise to me or anyone else reading this story.

LEO0301
LEO0301

For 25 years I worked a predominately black neighborhood. I've seen this act so many times as to be numb to it. There is no other culture that will interfere with the actions of a police officer like blacks will. Just mind your own business and let the police do their job without your input.