In the video below, Bounty Hunter Patty Mayo arrests a gi-normous bail jumper named Jelly the Clown (a.k.a., “Christian the Fugitive”). At gunpoint. I’m wondering why. Does Jelly have a rap sheet indicating a propensity for violence? Or is Mr. Mayo GLOCKing Christian for dramatic effect? Call me crazy but . . .
I reckon cops/bounty hunters should treat all citizens in a low key, indeed non-threatening manner until it’s clear they need to force compliance. Which could require an immediate and dramatic escalation. But may not.
I’ve only done a little policing; some of our readers are veteran law enforcement officers. If that’s you, what do you make of the way Mr. Mayo handled this encounter? If it’s not you, feel free to chime in. How would you feel/react if a cop/bounty hunter approached you with a gun drawn from the get-go?