An Instagram video went viral over the weekend showed a female police officer getting sprayed by a water. The officer was pelted with water balloons and was then shoved by a male as he ran by. Lubbock Police dept have released the full bodycam footage of the events that took place. Watch below!
Lubbock, TX – Two Lubbock police officers were assaulted during a massive neighborhood water that left property damaged and unwilling passersby drenched, police said.
The event, which was referred to as the “East Side Water Wars: The Purge,” was scheduled to last from 1 p.m. until 10 p.m.
During the melee, Lubbock police officers responded to at least 58 calls for service, Chief Greg Stevens said in a press release on Monday.
Some callers reported that participants in the water were blocking the roadways, while others complained that they had unwillingly been hit by water balloons and “super soaker type water guns,” Chief Stevens explained.
“Specifically, we received at least one report of a windshield cracked and several people being unwittingly drenched as they drove or walked down the street,” he added.
According to a police report, a female officer told the crowd to have fun, but asked them to stay out of the road.
Someone sprayed her in the back with a water gun as she was walking back to her patrol vehicle, then several other individuals followed suit.
The officer was pelted with water balloons and was then shoved by a male as he ran by.