It has nothing to do with you being black..."
A woman is in big trouble with the cops after pretending to be a cop just for the sake of getting some free snacks from a convenience store in Gwinnett County, Georgia.
Parole officer Brandi Green waited in the car at the
QuikTrip gas station as her friend Pektra LaQuiche Edgerton borrowed her
badge and gun in order to score some free snacks.
Some convenience stores offer free drinks and snacks to first responders out of respect.
Edgerton was caught, however, when a real police officer in the store
saw her use the badge for her ill-gotten snacks, and didn't recognize
her as a fellow officer.
When he pulled over her car, she was still wearing the badge and gun, and instead of confessing, she pulled the race card.
"So, because a black person walks into a store with a badge and a gun it's an issue?" Edgerton exclaimed at the officer.
"It has nothing to do with you being black," responded Gwinnett County police officer JT Smith.
Edgerton eventually confessed to pilfering the snacks.
Green was suspended from her job at the Department of Community
Supervision and she resigned after an investigation into her conduct was
Edgerton was charged with impersonation of a law enforcement officer.
Reports were unclear as to what happened to the snacks.