Video Shows Cop Extorting Motorist on I-80

Video Shows Cop Extorting Motorist on I-80

“You’re gonna be walking away from this money and abandoning it,” says officer.


“That’s not yours, is it?” the Humboldt County deputy can be heard asking a pulled-over motorist. “That’s mine,” the driver replies.

“Well,” says the officer, “I’m seizing it.”

In a newly released dashcam video, a Nevada officer can be heard bullying and berating driver Tan Nguyen into handing over his cash. When Nguyen claims that he got the money in Vegas, the deputy replies “Good luck proving it. You’ll burn it up in attorney fees before we give it back to you.”

The deputy ultimately offers to release Nguyen if he hands over the money to him. Otherwise, he says, he will seize Nguyen’s car and cashier’s checks.

Covering the scandalous video, two KLAS-TV anchors seem to have inadvertently stumbled across libertarian political philosophy.

“If someone with a gun stops you and demands your money – would you call police?” asks one.

“What if the person who demanded your money was the police?” the other KLAS-TV anchor asked.



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  • John_Q_Public
    April 30, 2014, 11:59 am

    This happened in Nevada, not California. There is a Humboldt County in California but I-80 does not cross it.

  • ForTehNguyen
    April 30, 2014, 12:47 pm

    dont consent to a search. How did it go from a 78 in a 75 traffic stop to being searched

  • Justin Martin
    May 3, 2014, 12:00 am

    I saw a picture on youtube of someone comparing the highway robbers of the old days on horse holding a pistol, with a cop on a motorcycle holding a radar gun. I thought it was pretty funny, but wow, now it appears to be even more valid than I thought.


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