The police chief in Ankeny, Iowa issued an apology in response to a video of a police officer trying to search a car because, according to the officer, “everybody that plays Frisbee golf smokes weed.”
The video begins with the officer warning the driver about turning on his headlights. He then asks the driver if he plays Frisbee golf, which the driver says he does.
Things quickly went downhill from there.
“I need you to answer me a question,” the officer tells the driver. “Why is it everybody that plays Frisbee golf smokes weed?”
“No, it’s not everybody,” insists the driver. The officer starts questioning the driver about his own experience with smoking marijuana.
In the video, the driver denies having marijuana on him or in the car after the officer asks.
“You understand you’re free to go and everything but you wouldn’t have a problem with me looking through your car?”
The driver declines the officer’s request saying, “No, I would say I have a problem with you searching my car because you’re profiling me based on being a disc golfer.”
The driver was eventually let go. The officer did not search the vehicle.