Well, well, well. It appears Logan Huysman, 18-year-old female from Burlington, Vermont, who ranted via Facebook and claimed sexual assault during an altercation with local police last month in an attempt to smear the force, has some explaining to do now that dash cam footage has been released by the city’s police chief.
(WARNING: GRAPHIC LANGUAGE):
The incident occurred the morning of June 22, when officers found Huysman and two of her friends passed out inside a parked vehicle that was still running. According to local station WPTZ, the vehicle smelled of alcohol and marijuana, and reportedly contained paraphernalia.
After a brief investigation, the officers decided to confiscate the paraphernalia and let the three girls off the hook, but as Huysman waited for her father to arrive and take her home, she just couldn’t leave well enough alone. Instead of waiting quietly and patiently, she demanded that the officers reimburse her for the confiscated paraphernalia, mocked the officers, began doing cartwheels cartwheels, stood on a trash can, hurled bottles, and ultimately attacked them.
See the full video below for yourself:
Considering the offense and her actions, the teenager received the exact punishment she deserved: arrest.
Furthermore, the video proves that the officers never overstepped their bounds, as police chief del Pozo himself made clear in a statement last month.
“Huysman fought the police,” he wrote. “She is portrayed on camera video mule-kicking Sergeant Nguyen about the body, head and groin. He and Officer Lippa asked her to please stop. At no point do officers strike her, use weapons, or use force beyond controlling her assault with their empty ends.”
Huysman has since reportedly pleaded not guilty to three misdemeanor charges, including assault on a police officer.
Uh…good luck with that, kid. Looks like another falsified and failed attempt to demonize the police if you ask me.