Video: Arrested Walmart Couple Accused Officer of Treason
July 14, 2011
An Arizona couple was arrested after a bizarre confrontation at a Foley, Ala., Walmart where the couple accused the officer of treason.
Anthony Scott Smith, 41, and his wife, Chrisanna Elizabeth Smith, 40, of Scottsdale, Arizona, were arrested July 8. They were charged with disorderly conduct, resisting arrest and second-degree assault on a police officer.
The couple approached Foley Police Officer Caleb Bibby in Walmart shortly before 11 p.m. They approached him aggressively, accusing him of treason and of shopping on duty and telling the officer he was under federal investigation.
Related: Tasering at Alabama Walmart (video)
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Kyle @ 7/15/2011 5:30 AM
Loony Tunes. <><
Maleman39 @ 7/15/2011 9:36 AM
Obviously both Smiths are mentally deranged and have an animus against police. The officer should have recognized this.
Q: Did Officer Bibby try to defuse the situation and calmly explain his walk-thru/purchase permission--then walk away?
Or did he immediately get PO'd and continue the confrontation, escalating the situation for an arrest. As they say,"discretion is the better part of valor." Tasering and arrest are the last resort, not the first.
D Dean @ 7/17/2011 6:39 PM
Once again we hear commentary from the person recording something and of course there certainly is no demonstrated bias by this person (lol). The officer extended every opportunity to the man to comply and did not overreact even when the male struck him the chest with his open hand. To those who fail to grasp the law, that is "assault on a peace officer." Society as we now see has found an excuse for such actions. The real questions begs once if they do this a uniformed officer, one can imagine how much more they "will" do a average citizen in a similar circumstance. Another relevant point lays with the person recording this as to his motivation; that being his concern/desire has nothing to do with the situation, rather his 15 minutes of fame on U-Tube or some other insignificant medium that seems to his ilk.
Tracy @ 12/8/2013 8:36 PM
You really need to look at the original Press Register article. You will find that this couple had already harassed this particular officer, as well as a waitress in a local restaurant. There is very little he could have done to avoid this confrontation. He was remarkably calm.
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