The Battousai out of Texas has been a busy man. I have shared several videos with you over the past month and a half. The guy is fearless and always stands his ground when they try their usual harassment and intimidation tactics.
This video is the second part of two videos. (here is part one) He had stopped to film a traffic stop where a man had been handcuffed and searched. He stayed out-of-the-way until the stop had concluded and then checks with the driver that had been pulled over to make sure everything was okay. Batt then heads back to his car and drives off.
He then notices that he is being followed by one of the officers from the stop that he had just filmed. The officer following him is Officer Bishop, badge #7758, of the Austin Police Department. He decides to take an exit from the freeway and drives into the parking lot of a gas station and stopping next to a pump. The officer pulls in and parks in the corner of the lot and is obviously waiting for Batt to pull back out so that he can follow him around some more.
Batt walks over to the officer and asks if there is a problem. Officer Bishop states that there is no problem. He asks the officer if there’s some reason the officer is following him. He says, “Um, I patrol this area.” The officer may very well patrol that area, but notice his body language when confronted and he knows that he has been busted for following Batt. When asked why he is following him, he crossed his arms across his chest and looks away when answering.
Batt goes back to his car and drives off with the officer following him again. He decides to do a couple of evasive driving maneuvers by driving around some shopping area parking lots. He loses the officer and then ends up directly behind the officer at a traffic light. With the tables turned, he follows Bishop around for a while and notes in the short time that he is following the officer, that this cop fails to signal for turns seven times.
The way that Batt makes the hunter become the hunted is priceless. In almost every single one of his videos, these officers try to intimidate him in one shape or form. His interactions with the officers are always respectful and he knows how to keep his cool in these instances.
From the number of videos where we see officers hassling photographers for filming them, I am starting to think that these officers are bored with their career choice and decide that it might be nice to become YouTube stars. They know that these photographers are not doing anything illegal, but always end up making asses of themselves for the whole world to see. Why else would they do this?
Be sure to check out his channel and let him know what you think of his videos. He is one of a handful of photographers out there that I excitedly wait for their next upload. I’ve been following him for some time now and his videos get better with each upload. Thank you Battousai for going out there and keeping these officers on their toes.