Remember that North Carolina sheriff's deputy who resigned after a video of him brake checking a driver went viral? It looks like he could be back on the job soon.
As the website Photography Is Not A Crime notes, former Deputy Craig Culpepper said on his Facebook page Friday that he received the opportunity to get his job back with the Onslow County Sheriff's Office.
Judging by the excitement in his post, it sounds like if given the chance to work as a deputy again, Culpepper will go for it.
Culpepper left his job after a video emerged of him brake-checking a driver in South Carolina, causing a rear-end crash. He chose to resign from the job, although the sheriff offered him the chance to stay as a detention officer. Culpepper issued this statement:
On Monday the 18th of March; I competed a 40 hour K9 Handlers training course in Edisto Island, South Carolina, while driving home I allowed another person to manage my emotions and I made a very bad decision. While traveling on highway 526 in Charleston South Carolina; I was being tailgated by another driver in a much bigger hurry then I was, and I reacted to his impatience by creating a situation that could have had very serious consequences. I have embarrassed; myself, my family and my fellow law enforcement officers. I apologize to any law enforcement officer’s that feel any repercussions for my actions. As a result of my actions I am no longer a deputy with the Onslow County Sheriff’s Office; this I am very hurt by, I loved my job, the people I worked with and the citizens I worked for; and it drives home the mistake I made. Let me be clear I made a mistake, I own it, it’s mine and I will not try to hide it or cover it up.
And now, it looks like he's coming back, although it's certainly a strange situation. Why did he opt to leave when given the chance to stay on? Why did he change his mind? Will he for sure be coming back? And will he get caught brake-checking drivers again?
Hat tip to Supercharger Heaven!