Without the badge, two police officers who arrested a Mustang driver mid-burnout at a parking lot car show in suburban Houston may not have made it out alive.
The incident took place after a crowd from the TX2K12 event at Lonestar Motorsports Park traveled to a parking lot in Katy. Jalopnik reports that a few people were doing minor tire-shreds as they left the scene, but for some reason a Mustang driver “let out a giant F-U burnout” while driving in front of a line of cars that included a Harris County Sheriff’s Deputy.
The crowd did not support the arrest, and are heard in Youtube videos cursing at the officers, some throwing trash at the deputy’s vehicle, and even a few suggest tipping the car over.
Local news called the melee a near riot, reporting that following the arrest the lot was closed off while the crowd left. No injuries were reported.