“I’m the only chief of police in Lumberton that likes to smoke weed,” said cop Shane Flynt as hit lit a bowl on camera. “Who the coolest is? Me, I’m the coolest.”
"Who the coolest is? Me, I'm the coolest."
Those were the words of Lumberton, Mississippi police chief Shane Flynt, spoken mid-bowl rip in a video that has subsequently lead to the 420-friendly "cool" cop's indefinite suspension.
According to a number of local reports, a newly discovered home video shows Flynt smoking weed from a pipe with a broken mouthpiece, openly talking about his police employment while giggling about his love for ganja and generally acting stoned out of his gourd. Of course, Flynt's police chief's uniform can be seen hanging in the background of the video.
"I'm the only chief of police in Lumberton that likes to smoke weed," Flynt exclaimed in the video.
It is unclear as to when the video was recorded, but seeing as there is no explicit statute of limitations on acting like a two-toke teenager while your police uniform hangs behind you, Flynt was quickly taken off duty when his superiors got wind of the now-viral clip. According to WAPT news, Lumberton Mayor Quincy Rogers called Flynt's actions "quite disgusting."
In a statement made on Facebook days after his suspension, Flynt owned up to the video, saying that his wife had filmed it in their home. Flynt then channelled Arrested Development's Gob Bluth, telling reporters that he had "made a huge mistake."
Flynt will be suspended at least until the next meeting of the Lumberton Board of Alderman, which is on March 6th. As of press time, it is unclear if the police chief is still "the coolest."