NC sheriff’s deputy caught on video giving driver middle finger

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JACKSON COUNTY, N.C. — A North Carolina sheriff’s deputy is in trouble after being caught on video giving a driver the middle finger.

WLOS reported that it happened Friday morning when a Jackson County sheriff’s deputy crossed paths with Scott Lipe.

Lipe said he was originally recording on his phone because the deputy was speeding. The video also showed the deputy make the gesture towards Lipe.

“He’s a deputy. He’s in a patrol car in a uniform with a badge, and there’s people all over the place. And he’s just waving his finger around like he doesn’t care,” Lipe said. “I mean if you look at the picture, he’s just smiling and having a good time.”

The Jackson County sheriff has not released the deputy’s name, but said his services are no longer being used at the Jackson County Sheriff’s Office. The Jackson County sheriff has since apologized to Lipe for his deputy’s actions.

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