This is the shocking moment a child mimics her parents after they were detained by police and climbs barefoot out of a pickup truck and walks with her hands raised towards armed officers.
The startling video shows several officers with their guns raised towards a black pick up as a man walks towards them arms raised and another man static with his arms raised.
Tallahassee Police were arresting shoplifting suspects Chad M. Bom and James W. McMullen in a busy parking lot outside a department store in the Florida state capital.
They were armed with pistols and rifles due to reports the suspects were armed.
The child, 2, then clambers out of the side door of the truck with no shoes or socks on and approaches the police who keep their guns raised.
The video shot by a passer-by caused a stir online, prompting the police to release two further body cam clips that show that they worked to get the 2-year-old and a further, younger child to their mother.
Tallahassee police added that they were so heavily armed because staff at the store who reported the culprits said they were armed.
Police found a pellet gun in the back of the pick up truck.
‘She’s trying to get out but she can’t because she’s little,’ said the person filming the video. ‘She is out. Oh, she’s holding her hands up. Oh my God, look at that. Oh my God.’
‘They’re still holding the gun at the baby,’ says one viewer. The other disputes. ‘No, they’re holding the gun at the car.’
Police allowed a woman, reported to be the child’s mother, to hold her and the other child as they dealt with the situation.
SOURCE: Leigh McManus