A young woman was arrested after she “ignored” orders from police in Austin, Texas. The incident was caught on camera.
Cops were in the University of Texas-Austin area writing tickets for jaywalking. When they tried to stop the running woman so they could write her a ticket, she kept on jogging — she couldn’t hear them shouting at her because she had headphones on.
The cops subsequently chased the woman, handcuffed her, and put her in their cruiser.
After she was cuffed, the distraught woman said, “I was doing nothing wrong. I was just crossing the street.”
One witness said, “I was sitting at the Starbucks at 24th and San Antonio. Then I hear a cop shout at an innocent girl jogging through West Campus with her headphones on. She repeatedly pleaded with them, saying that she was just exercising and to let her go.”
The Austin Police Department, on the other hand, insists that the woman was arrested because she failed to show I.D. “The call is titled failure to identify,” said a spokesperson from the department.
The Daily Texan, a student-run newspaper at the University of Texas-Austin, has more details on the situation.