Miami resident Claudia Castillo is no saint, but she was bold enough to chase down a speeding cop on a Miami highway who was cruising home at 100 miles per hour.
With her cell phone camera rolling, Castillo, followed the police officer, Daniel Fonticiella, flashing her lights behind him until he pulled over.
Once the cop stopped, she starts to tell him, “The reason I pulled you over today . . .”
And Castillo wasn’t even drunk.
Fonticiella apologized to the women for his recklessness. Castillo published the video on YouTube and filed a complaint with the Miami police.
Union cops didn’t find any humor or respect for Castillo’s “good citizen” actions.
Instead, the Miami Fraternal Order of Police actually published Claudia’s personal cell phone number and business card on their twitter feed. They have since removed the post but also cited Claudia’s driving record and posted a picture of her in a bikini.
The Twitter feed representing Miami’s union cops also posted this ominous tweet, insinuating that Claudia Castillo will no longer get the life-and-death support of the police.
It surely won’t be Claudia Castillo. pic.twitter.com/jZF0fz4NLL
— Miami FOP 20 (@JavierOrtizFOP) February 1, 2016
Wannabe cop #claudiaCastillo likes to drink and drive recreational vessels. #greatRoleModel #budlightparty pic.twitter.com/NMjYcOqzXz — Miami FOP 20 (@JavierOrtizFOP) February 3, 2016
The outcry and self righteousness display by a representative of Miami’s Fraternal Order of Police is reprehensible by any account.
The post brings further attention to the “righteous indignation” that is displayed by local police, including the Manitowoc’s Sheriff’s office who many believed framed Wisconsin man Steven Avery for the murder of a local woman.
Avery previously served 18 years in prison after the Manitowoc police incorrectly pinned a sexual assault on him. He was eventually found innocent and released . . . but now remains in prison for a murder many say he did not commit.
Miami’s Claudio Castillo is cautioned to watch her back. If union police representatives are willing to publish her personal photos and cell phone number on a social network, they’re not above targeting her with an even more outrageous act.
Here’s Claudia’s video: