Published May 07, 2013
What happens in Vegas doesn’t always stay in Vegas.
A young Nevada boy’s encounter with a thirsty cop has become an unexpected viral video smash, as more than 3 million viewers have watched the YouTube video.
Jeremy Drew, 12, is seen questioning an unidentified Las Vegas Police Department officer who had apparently illegally parked his motorcycle on a sidewalk after purchasing a soft drink.
“Is there a reason for you to park on the sidewalk?” Drew asked. “Is it like an emergency or anything?”
After the officer declined to answer, the boy took his line of questioning further.
“Can I see your badge number?”
The officer then asks why, to which Drew replies: “Uh, because I have the right to.”
The officer replied: “You do? Are you a junior lawyer?”
“No, I just want to see your badge number,” Drew replies. “Uh, can I please see your badge number?”
The officer then rides away without providing his badge number, but not before asking the boy for identification.
“I’m a minor,” he replies. “I’m Jeremy Drew.”
The video, which was uploaded to YouTube in September, has been viewed nearly 3.5 million times.