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Actor Michael Rainey Jr. shared a wild experience he had with a police officer after he was apparently pulled over for a routine traffic stop.
“This guy was bout to shoot me I swear that camera saved my life,” Rainey wrote in the caption to his story. “Look what he does as soon as he looks into the lens. someone please send me his precinct or whatever if you know. These power tripping ass police need they badge taken. Unlawful traffic stop.”
Rainey went on to say that the officer didn’t even explain why he was being pulled over and that he had his hand on his gun.
“Didn’t even pull me over. Didn’t tell me what I was being pulled over for. Just came to whip yelling and shit wit his hand on his gun. This guy also said stop reaching while I was looking for my license, I guess he was tryna come up with a reason to shoot me.”
The tail end of the altercation was caught on camera, that of which Rainey believes saved his life. In another video he posted to his Instagram story, Rainey stated you couldn’t be Black in this world with a nice car or success without being persecuted.
This incident follows suit to many stories of a camera possibly saving someone's life while at risk of police brutality.