‘You Do Not Belong Here’: Crazed Cop Holds Man at Gunpoint to See His ID

August 23, 2019 in News by RBN


Tuscambia, AL — Ryan Williams of Tuscambia, AL, had harmed no one, committed no crime, and was minding his own business Saturday night when an off duty cop, Greg Scoggins decided to go on a power trip. Scoggins, who is a Tuscambia police officer, approached Williams and held him at gunpoint while demanding to see his ID. The disturbing interaction was captured on video by Williams who tells the Free Thought Project that he is now considering legal action.

The incident unfolded Saturday night when Scoggins ran up to Williams’ car and claimed he was speeding through the neighborhood—a claim Williams denies. As the two exchange words, it is clear who the dangerous and hostile party is, and it’s not Williams.

“I don’t know what you’re stopping me for buddy,” Williams says.

“I’m not your buddy,” Scoggins replies.

“What’s the problem?” asks Williams.

“Because you came reckless driving through here,” Scoggins says.

“I’m parked!” Williams replies in disbelief that he is being accused of reckless driving while not even moving.

“No, you were not parked. I was standing right there walking my dog,” Scoggins says.

While the two exchange words, backup begins to arrive. However, they do not step in until after Scoggins escalates the situation to potentially deadly force.

As Scoggins demands to see Williams ID, Williams continues to ask why, at which point, Scoggins pulls out his gun.

“You didn’t even pull me over!” Williams says.

“I ain’t got to,” says the officer.

“What do you mean you don’t have to?” Williams asks.

At this point, Scoggins gives Williams the real reason he pulled him over, and it had nothing to do with reckless driving.

“I don’t have to pull you over. First of all, you don’t live here and you don’t belong here.”

After the officer admits that he is holding the innocent man at gunpoint for “not belonging there,” Williams asks to speak to the other officers who arrived on scene.

When the on-duty officers approach the vehicle, Williams says, “Look, it ain’t even that serious for this man to be drawing a weapon on me.”

Scoggins then denies pointing the gun at Williams, but as the gif below shows, that is a lie.