Written by: Sam Orlando
Lexington, Oklahoma - In what could be mistaken for a scene straight out of a slapstick comedy, Lexington's law enforcement turned a simple operation into a display of playground antics, as seen in recent body cam footage. Meanwhile, a fugitive, wanted on rape charges, presumably enjoyed a leisurely day, thanks to the police being otherwise occupied.
A Fugitive on Bond Sparks a Dramatic Conflict
The drama unfolded after a bail bondsman, who was attempting to apprehend former Tulsa officer D'Angelo Reyes, sought the wisdom of Lexington Police. Their profound strategy? You are a bail bondsman, they reasoned, go knock on the door and see if Reyes was home was their counsel.
The Sheriff to the Bondsman's Rescue!
Unimpressed, the bondsman escalated the matter to Sheriff Chris Anderson, who decided this was the perfect opportunity to roll out the cavalry, generously funded by local taxpayers, to help the bail bondsmen arrest his fugitive.
As the sheriff's deputies swarmed Lexington, our brave police force remained blissfully unaware. Their surprise guest appearance came when they pulled over none other than Sheriff Anderson himself. Cue the body cam footage, where a Lexington officer's confusion about the armed suspect in their city is almost palpable.
Police Versus Sheriff, An Awkward Affair
Enter Chief Ronnie Johnson, stage right, wearing a mix of frustration and bewilderment. His confrontation with a deputy from the sheriff's office about the apparent secret mission in his city would have made for excellent theater, had the stakes not been so high.
But wait, there's more! A Lexington officer, in a gallant display of loyalty to Chief Johnson, escalated the drama, leading to an exchange with a deputy and Sheriff Anderson that almost ended in an arrest — of a police officer, by another officer. Talk about keeping it in the family!
Sheriff's Office Announces Investigation... of Themselves
In the end, the suspect in question remained at large, perhaps chuckling at the comedy of errors unfolding in his honor. The sheriff's office, in a moment of profound reflection, has announced an investigation into the incident. Meanwhile, residents of Lexington can rest assured that their law enforcement officers are not just guardians of the peace, but also potential stars of their own reality TV show.