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Well if this doesn’t beat all, I am at a loss for what will. Police officers generally get suspicious if you avoid eye-contact with them; but according to one man, the excuse a Dayton police officer used for tailing him before he eventually pulled him over, was because he did make direct eye contact with him.

Sheesh, talk about being damned if you do, damned if you don’t!

I’ll give you a minute to shake your head.

John Felton, (pictured) who previously lived in Ohio, but has since moved to Michigan, was pulled over in front of his mom’s house. Though he was initially told by the officer that he allegedly activated his turn signal less than 100 feet before making a right turn, he suspected there was more to this because it was hard to believe he would be stopped for such a shallow technicality.


Felton probed a bit deeper, asking the officer for the real reason he was followed for several blocks and eventually pulled over.

“Because you made direct eye contact with me and held onto it when I was passing you,” the officer responded.

Wanna bet he said this with a straight face.

The offer threatened Felton, a black man if you hadn’t guessed by now, with a citation for the “superficial stop” if he protested it in any way.

Thank goodness for videotape! Felton was able to document the incident (scroll down to see the video) and gave it to the David Pakman Show.

But Felton says he never even made the alleged eye contact with the cop.

“What? I didn’t even see you,” you can hear him say in the video.

Felton believes the real reason he was stopped is because he was driving with out-of-state plates, and possibly, driving while black.

He was in Ohio with Michigan plates.

“I got a nice car. I don’t know if he seen I was a black male. I feel like I was targeted, the Michigan car and it was about 11 o’clock at night,” he told ABC 22.

Believe me Mr. Felton, if he saw you “making direct eye contact,” he no doubt noticed your race.

Dayton Police wrote on Twitter that they’re reviewing the tape, and Felton says a sergeant emailed him Thursday to get his side of the story.

Watch the David Pakman Show video, with additional commentary, sent to them by John Felton himself, directly below.

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9 thoughts on “Man Pulled Over For Making Direct Eye Contact With Ohio Police Officer [VIDEO]

  1. MacBen on said:

    And that my friends, is how the police roll! Make eye contact…don’t make eye contact…signal..didnt signal at the right time…WTF? There is no right answer!

  2. NO hair hats !!!!! on said:

    Smh… Sounds to me trying to bring back those days when blacks were FORBIDDEN to make eye contact with the pale colored folks. In Jesus Name… smh

  3. My husband was pulled over for passing an office on the freeway. The officer was in the right lane and he was in the middle. The officer told him he must have been speeding because he past him. The ticket was dismissed. You really can not make some of this stuff up! SMH

  4. Had to be a rookie cop, don’t buy the driving while black but out of state plates probably
    Should of just ran the plates if he suspected something, just a petty excuse for pulling him over

  5. Friday started Chicago’s weekend off on a bloody note with four citizens shot, including a 7-year-old girl, authorities report. By Saturday the tally increased to 16 shot and two killed, one in a police-involved shooting.

    To start the weekend, a 7-year-old girl and a man were shot on Friday night on the city’s violence-prone South Side.

    A 32-year-old man was shot as he sat in his car by two men who walked up to the vehicle. The man had his 7-year-old daughter in the car and she was also injured. The girl, who was shot in the arm, and her father were treated and released by Saturday morning.

    As the weekend continued, by Saturday evening the total had been raised to 16 shootings, including an incident on West Lexington Street where a 34-year-old man and his 28-year-old companion were shot as they sat in a car.

    I’ll give you another minute to shake your head.

  6. Police have arrested four men accused of robbing an elderly woman in Crafton Heights, knocking her down and taking her emergency alarm remote before she could call for help.
    The robbery happened at the woman’s home in the 800-block of Dubois Street around 7:30 p.m. Wednesday.
    The four young men, identified by police as 18-year-old Denzelle Kendrick and 20-year-old Douglas Meggett both of Sheraden, as well as 19-year-old Malik Boyd of Braddock and 20-year-old Gregory McKeithen of Castle Shannon, are all facing charges of robbery, burglary and criminal conspiracy.
    According to police, it all started when there was a knock at the 96-year-old victim’s door.
    When she answered, police say she found the four suspects at her door. When she reached for the emergency alarm attached to her walker, the suspects knocked her to the floor and took it from her.
    Kristyna Wright, a neighbor said, “She’s a poor old lady. She’s nice, sits outside all summer, waves to everybody, and they just knew that they could get in there.”
    Police say the suspects then rummaged through her home and took several other items, then ran away.
    The victim managed to crawl into her kitchen where she was finally able to call 911.

    I’ll give you a minute to shake your head.

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