A New Jersey man who was driving on Burlington Road in Southampton had a very personal run-in with armed government workers who claimed they smelled marijuana on him, according to a report.
It all began on the pretext of a minor traffic violation.
In a dashcam video published by open government advocate John Paff, two armed government workers are seen ramming their hands down the pants of Jack Levine during a traffic stop.
“If you think this is the worst thing I’m going to do to you right now, you have another thing coming my friend,” one of the armed government workers, identified on the video as Joseph Drew, tells Levine before beginning the cavity search.
The armed government workers were ultimately unable to locate any marijuana and cited Levine for tailgating. Their interaction with the motorist was reported by New Jersey 101.5 radio.
“Did you find it? Did you find it? Yo, you guys are really ridiculous,” Levine says in the video. “You might as well ask me on a (expletive) date.”
Levine filed a tort claim noting his intention to sue over the incident. In the claim, he alleges the State Police delayed his attorney’s requests for the dashcam videos. After finally watching the videos months later, he alleged that both armed government workers violated him.
“It was the most humiliating experience I’ve ever been through, also due to the fact people were driving by very slowly, watching him with his hand down my pants,” Levine said in his motion.
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