Gate Attendant in Viral Video Gets Fired from Cedar Breaks Park

A viral video from Chris Hampshire ended with a Cedar Breaks Park being fired

  • Woman calls the cops claiming to be ran over but video shows otherwise

  • Over a dozen officers responded to Cedar Breaks Park in Texas

  • Since the video went viral the woman has been let go of her duties

On Tuesday a video was put online of what appears to be a woman blocking a vehicle while on the phone with police. The video was recorded by Chris Hampshire who started recording when the woman would not allow him to leave.

Since the video has went viral and has received over 300,000 views in the last 19 hours the park has responded to messages stating that she is no longer an employee since the incident and are aware of the situation.

We are aware of the incident which occurred with one of our contracted gate attendants at Cedar Breaks Park, Lake Georgetown. We neither condone nor support this sort of behavior by our employees or contractors. The incident occurred on August 25 and the gate attendant is no longer at the park or providing contracted gate attendant duties to any of our lakes. Our goal is to offer a pleasant and safe recreation experience for all our guests.

Hampshire wrote in the caption on the video that he turned onto the wrong exit in Lake Georgetown and was attempting to turn around when he realized. There was a park attendant outside who saw Hampshire and attempted to stop him from turning around.

The video picks up with the employee already on the phone screaming and hollering to the police.

Park attendant: “Some guy in a car and now he is video taping me!”
Hampshire: “Because this is unlawful.”
Park attendant: “Ma’am he’s running me over, ma’am ma’am please hurry!”
Hampshire: “No, I am not.”

The park attendant continues to scream, telling the officer over the phone that he is a lunatic and is still recording her.

“You’re in so much trouble, you’re going to jail,” the attendant tells Hampshire.

The park attendant tells the dispatch officer that he is still moving even though the vehicle has yet to move during the video.

A minute and 15 seconds into the video two other employees show up stating they heard officers were being dispatched over the radio.

The attendant proceeds to stand in front of Hampshires vehicle talking to the other female employee. As Hampshire attempts to leave the attendant stops talking to the female employee and proceeds to put her hands on his vehicle in an attempt to stop him from driving away.

Once realizing that wont stop him the attendant perfectly runs to the gate in an attempt to close him in.

Hampshire has updated the caption to include that he did not wait for police to show up.

This is what happens when you steer down the wrong exit at lake Georgetown. Corrected myself immediately when I saw the sign, backed up and was going out the right exit… this park attendant happened to be outside and told me she was calling the cops over that… I told her she cannot legally hold me here, not an officer nor did I do anything illegal… situation ensued, that’s when I started recording

EDIT- I didn’t wait for the cops, told the park rangers they couldn’t hold me there for no reason… right after the video ended I left while she was screaming bloody murder. A few miles down the road I saw about 15 cop cars with sirens and all blasting past me. (they legitimately thought someone was being ran over) Got pulled over a mile or two after that. Thankfully the cops were calm, after I showed them the video they understood my perspective completely and let me go.

The Fort Worth District, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers also put the same exact statement on their Facbook page that they sent in messages as well.

This is what happens when you steer down the wrong exit at lake Georgetown. Corrected myself immediately when I saw the sign, backed up and was going out the right exit… this park attendant happened to be outside and told me she was calling the cops over that… I told her she cannot legally hold me here, not an officer nor did I do anything illegal… situation ensued, that’s when I started recordingEDIT- I didn’t wait for the cops, told the park rangers they couldn’t hold me there for no reason… right after the video ended I left while she was screaming bloody murder. A few miles down the road I saw about 15 cop cars with sirens and all blasting past me. (they legitimately thought someone was being ran over) Got pulled over a mile or two after that. Thankfully the cops were calm, after I showed them the video they understood my perspective completely and let me go.https://youtu.be/KRkACKpdeIY

Gepostet von Chris Hampshire am Dienstag, 11. September 2018

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