Ever hear the phrase “there’s a right way to do things and a wrong way to do things?” In this next video, two individuals provide for us a very wrong way to handle a situation.
First, we have to say this is textbook work done by the Dearborn police for how they handled this situation, which could have turned deadly at any second.
The video begins with a man, identified as James Baker, who is apparently upset about being “illegally pulled over” about an hour before this incident. He and another man, Brandon Vreeland, are seen walking into a Dearborn, Michigan, police department, where they think they’re going to teach the cops a lesson.
James tells the camera that the two men felt, “afraid for their lives” when they got pulled over earlier in the day, so they hatch this grand master plan:
James walks through the doors with a semi-automatic rifle hanging around his neck, where he’s promptly greeted by a police officer telling him to drop his weapon. The camera goes dark shortly after they walk into the station, but you can hear the intense confrontation below (language warning):
You can actually hear them trying to defend their actions. Vreeland, who was not armed, even gets mad at the cops for pointing their guns at him. NEWS FLASH: that’s usually what happens when involved in an ARMED CONFRONTATION.
Baker is charged with breaching the peace, failure to cooperate with police, and masking his identity by walking into the station with a ski mask on. He has not been arraigned on the charges, which are misdemeanors.
Vreeland is charged with breaching the peace, obstructing police, and failure to cooperate. Both men are free on $1,500 bond while they await arraignment on the charges.