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:

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JohnPollastro
JohnPollastro

Playing the race card! Who would’ve thought

Puddy
Puddy

Yeah, shocking the problem children are black and have no respect for the manager (person in charge) or the officer (person in authority). Don’t see anything racist here except the racist woman filming the incident. Again, if people would only OBEY the lawful instructions of the police, this type of situation wouldn’t happen. THEY are responsible for the outcome, NOT the officer. Shame on the company for firing the manager. I bet the next manager will let the next roving pack do whatever they want....law abiding, respectful citizens will lose in the end.

ChrisBlue
ChrisBlue

This stuff is so old. Video after video of this kind of thing. Why doesn't someone video when they go to court after being arrested and show them begging the judge not to make them pay those big fines that they ALWAYS end up having to pay. Then you see the same kind/type of person red, brown, black, white getting chased on Live PD and arrested again because they got WARRANTS for failure to appear and pay. Its just STUPID people who think no one but THEM have rights!

Uzaka
Uzaka

Dude I work Private security, we put all kids out, White , Black, Brown, Yellow, Purple, Green, etc. etc. out all the same. Act like a little fucking shithead, you're going home. If you don't want to go home, The police will be called, and will detain you until your parents arrive, after which you will be legally banned from returning to our property. and guess what man, private property. Owners/Management can do and ban whoever they want for whatever they want.

Hellebore
Hellebore

If the kids were white they would have been raised in a culture where you are taught to respect the law. Hell not even follow it, but at least respect it. If you get caught doing something wrong, you obey the officer and do what you're told. Thats how you avoid getting arrested, or at least avoid getting brought to the ground. Instead, you have children raised in a culture where they are taught that the police are evil, even though they are just men and women trying to make a living, and putting their lives on the line for the safety of all of the rest of us. Then you call racism when children raised in a culture of hatred lash out against men and women doing their job. You think our officers are bad? Go to any third world country, and disobey their officers. You dont drop the SECOND they say drop, and they'd just shoot you. Our men and women of law enforcement are just doing the best they can, with what they're given. If you give them respect, trust me, they'll give it back. If you fight and argue, well, dont be surprised when they fight back. And i promise you they will always win that fight.

Belinha
Belinha

Conveniently the video maker ONLY filmed parts of the occurrence which is apparently on her defense. If you want to film DO IT FROM THE BEHINNING then she plays the poor me game. RESPECT the police so you are respected.

50wt
50wt

The Cop did not create the situation, he did his job and ended it.

LewisNoved
LewisNoved

Used to be using your brain and calm demeanor were a great way to handle disagreements. Now everyone thinks a Cellphone Camera and Al Sharpton behavior are the best way..

charlesjandecka
charlesjandecka

Gotta love the manager! The cop ... calm & confident! And the cigarette was icing on the cake!! Great stuff!

AnnieD
AnnieD

All I know is....I need that patch!

Mango
Mango

He's so cute! I think I'm in luuuuvvvv!

Katarina
Katarina

This loud mouth interferring goof had outstanding warrents.. Bonus for the officer!

stopthebs
stopthebs

i didn do nuffin.... glad they arrested that stupid bitch

Memaw187
Memaw187

Ok...loud mouth know it all gets in the middle of something that's none of her business....trouble making teens get kicked out but they are the"victims " because everyone goes to the movie theater to play video games. AND THE MANAGER GETS FIRED FOR LOOKING OUT FOR THE PEOPLE THAT PAID TO ENJOY A MOVIE??? Wow! Hope law abiding people will boycott that pit

Memaw187
Memaw187

THEY FIRED THE MANAGER FOR ASKING TROUBLE MAKERS TO LEAVE???? Boycott this dump

Conservative4Ever
Conservative4Ever

Probably fired the manager for calling the gals “animals.” Corporations have a much different structure than the police.

USNVET5
USNVET5

They are not called savages for no reason . Look at Detroit, Harlem, Bed Sty, Look at Al Sharpton and a host of others including the SEMI white guy that just left the oval office

JWS
JWS

The "mother" filming this is instigating the behavior. #TerribleParent

BigBlue1
BigBlue1

In her world she didn't break any laws, but in the real world she did.

duckydan
duckydan

Why was the manager fired? He didn't do anything wrong?

AnnaBelle
AnnaBelle

Another bigoted black woman defending what she did not even know. Just because the girls were black this fool takes their side without even knowing what had occurred. Bigotry is ruining America!

OrlandoGator
OrlandoGator

You just can't fix stupid. Stupid is as stupid does. It works every time!

Bruce A
Bruce A

Black Privilege strikes again!!!

SeniorCitizen
SeniorCitizen

Are you all defending this disgusting, racist cop? The woman has every right to film him. He doesn't have a right to arrest her and throw her on the ground for filming him . He had no reason to manhandle her. Don't citizens have any rights anymore?

SeniorCitizen
SeniorCitizen

"The cig is icing on the cake." You're just disgusting!

CommonSensePowers
CommonSensePowers

I wonder if you’re intentionally being obtuse. You’re conflating her arrest for trespassing with the fabricated idea that she was arrested for filming the officer. When a private business tells you to leave, then the police tell you to leave, and you choose to ignore both, you are criminally trespassing. When you top that with fighting with the police it should be indefensible...but here you are defending it. What is your major malfunction?

4bamafanz
4bamafanz

Thank you, CSP. Most of these self absorbed “entitled” idiots do not understand this. I own a business and when people start acting stupid, we calmly ask them to leave. They look confused when we explain to them that it’s private property and after they have been asked to leave, they are trespassing and will be arrested for such if they refuse to leave.

Batman925
Batman925

Yep citizens have rights, and they also have the right and the duty to act like mature and reasonable adults. So hang up your camera and engage in something meaningful and productive. And when you find that meaningful and productive event--post that, because the rest of us hard working responsible players in this game called life are tired of your miserable, weak, "I'm picked on" CRAP!! Get A Life dot org.

Linda13thjd
Linda13thjd

When any person of color is acting like a jerk, they think their skin color should protect then from any type of response. If the response comes from a white person, their immediate cry is racist. I’m sick of it. Believe it or not, people behave badly, regardless of their skin color. Being a person of color, shouldn’t be a defense!

Linda13thjd
Linda13thjd

Just because the kids were black, the cop is automatically ‘labeled’ a racist? Really. I guess black people NEVER misbehave! What planet have you been living on. A police officer is attempting to remove 3 roundly juveniles from a theater, and this third party comes up and interferes, what did she think was going to happen? I only hope you can experience being a victim of a minor crime and then the police must tell you that’s there isn’t anything they can do because the criminal is black! They are exempt from prosecution because they are black and to punish them would be racists! WHEN ARE YOU LIBERALS GOING TO FIGURE OUT IT ISNT ABOUT SKIN COLOR, IT IS ABOUT BEHAVIOR!

User2
User2

I'm a senior too, and I disagree, did you read the story, they were acting like animals. BRATS that think, because they are of color, they can walk on anyone, disrespect any PUBLIC SPACE and act they are owed something, which THEY ARE NOT! Then they throw the race card, when they are treated just like any other person that act stupid, they are ARRESTED for their actions; wannabe welfare mothers or just THUGS in the making.

negolien
negolien

they are animals same as the so called adults no wonder black neighborhoods are fkin scum holes.

negolien
negolien

oh as for the manager being fired LOL good luck with the future crime wave in your theaters you fkin cowards.

BunnyBerigan
BunnyBerigan

Oh look, a bunch of dindu nuffins acting like animals. I'm shocked.

onecaster2
onecaster2

Typical little entitled brats...should not have fired the manager....wut's up with that. PC coward owners.

theresa3742
theresa3742

If they aren't behaving like animals they're behaving like savages.

JDS
JDS

I wonder if the cop got to finish his cigarette?

Suekat54
Suekat54

Ms. Buttinsky got exactly what she deserved - and those "kids" that she thought were so innocent should have had to join her in the paddy-wagon! Best to stay the hell out of it - she had NO idea what was going on, and she became part of the problem! Shame on the theater for getting rid of that manager, too - he was being responsible, and doing his job! The people inside waiting to see or already watching your overpriced movies didn't pay to see ill-behaved little brats do as they damn well pleased - and those patrons paid hard-earned cash, too! Learn how to behave in public, or stay home! ...and learn how to be courteous to the police if that's how you want to be treated!

Suekat54
Suekat54

You need to get a life, and hopefully it's a real one! The woman that was filming was arrested for interfering where she had no business sticking her nose, OR mouth! You have personal rights as long as you don't infringe on someone else's, and obey the law! When she decided to dictate to the officer, and run her mouth, she became part of the problem!! If you aren't part of the solution, SeniorCitizen, YOU are part of the problem, too! But then, I guess the ignorance on your part is bliss...shame to have lived so long and learned so little!

Shooter218
Shooter218

Happens all the time and always ends the same way.

vpassenheim
vpassenheim

I couldn't be a cop. I couldn't put up with this shit. Entitled a-hole people are so full of s***. They think they have the RIGHT to throw their weight around and disturb others in a public setting. Well done, officer!

GMMiller
GMMiller

Entitled little cunt.