You would like to think that in their moment of need, then we would step forward to help out a police officer who, if the situation were reversed, would be the first to step forward and help us.
But in today’s society, that isn’t always the case as the video below clearly shows.
We aren’t exactly sure when or where this happened, but the video was uploaded to social media in the last 24 hours and has racked up 21k views.
It seems to show a police officer who has become caught on a rather high fence. Fair play to him for even trying to climb over an 8ft fence that has a razor-sharp top.
I genuinely have no idea how he managed to get over the fence in the first place.
When you stumble over these sort of videos, then you never actually can tell if they are ‘real’ or not, or if they have been put together by some internet prankster who is hoping for five minutes of fame.
But this one looks genuine. The uniform seems about right, including the stab vest, the radio and even the boots.
Assuming that it is real, then we can only conclude that the people videoing the mishap clearly could not be bothered to dismount from their trusty van and help the officer out.
But you can be rest assured, that if the officer (if he is an officer) ended up on the fence because he was chasing someone who had just stolen some tools from the professional bystander’s van, then the van passengers would be the first to offer him some assistance.
What would you have done?
Would you have helped the guy off of the fence? Or would you have sat back and just filmed it? And are you surprised that these males just sat back and watched the officer struggle on the fence?
Let us know in the comments below.