A woman captured a video of a Firefighter with the Acme-Delco-Riegelwood Fire Rescue (North Carolina) pointing a gun at her. The incident was uploaded to Facebook on Sunday, but it actually took place on Saturday on Highway 74.
It is unclear what led to the incident, but according to the post, the driver had been in a confrontation with a different Firefighter before she hit the record button and the scene unfolded.
Fire Chief Steve Camlin said he, along with the rest of the department, would not issue any statements at this time, and that the department’s board of directors is handling the incident. Ms. DeLeon says she spoke with a State Trooper who told her to file a report on the incident, but since he did not see it happen, could not do anything about it at that time.
The NC State Highway Patrol and the State Fire Marshal’s Offices are looking into the incident but they too have yet to provide any sort of statement on the incident.
Barry Smith of the Office of the State Fire Marshal said in general, firefighters do not have arrest powers, however, some volunteer firefighters are also police officers. It is unknown at this time if the individual in the video is also a sworn law enforcement officer.
HERE is the video:
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