Huntington Beach Police Inform the Citizenry That Video of "Cop" Losing It is a Prank

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A guy gets the Huntington Beach Police Department treatment ... or does he?

The Huntington Beach Police Department wants you to know that the officer captured in a video outside a waffle joint in town grabbing, pushing and cursing at a civilian is not a member of the force. (Well, at least in this incident it wasn't ...)

According to the police department's Facebook page, Jake Vale, a Roseville comedian who has his own Jake Vale Show YouTube channel that shows his video pranks, many of which are shot in Huntington Beach, created a spoof using two actors dressed up as cops.

The fake cops--a man and a woman--were eating at Main St. Waffle at the 5 Points Plaza, where a "customer" on a cell phone kept walking past and describing to the person on the other end how the male had taken a big bite of his food or describing the chewing process like a play-by-play announcer.

The policeman finally cannot take it any longer a follows the fellow on the phone outside the restaurant, where a confrontation ensues.

"For the Huntington Beach citizens that clearly recognized the background and knew this was in Huntington Beach, we assure you these are not Huntington Beach police officers and our department played no part in this video," reads the HBPD Facebook post. "The uniforms and police vehicle are clearly not Huntington Beach style or design. We talked with the employees of the store, and they told us that all involved with the video were friends and actors, and no real police officers from any police agency were involved."

Unfortunately for the department, the video received national news attention and calls poured in about the Huntington Beach cop who lost his cool.

"Please remember, not everything on YouTube, Facebook and Twitter is real," the cops plead.

What's funny is, if you go to the Jake Vale Show on YouTube now, this is what you see when you click on the video:

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YouTube/Jake Vale Show
Denied!

Ironically, one place you could still see the video, as of this post going up, was on the PD Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/HuntingtonBeachPolice.

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22 comments
Joey Gonzalez
Joey Gonzalez

Typical journalism. Now trending "cops and teens". oc weekly is only good for pot dispensaries and escort rub downs. Pat yourself on the back for another job well done

Alison Zimmer
Alison Zimmer

This is fake...he is a "prankster". So stupid

Drew Morres
Drew Morres

I just found out that one of the cops that killed Kelly Thomas is now my mailman. Weird.

Mello Fello
Mello Fello

Hannah Atkinson you're welcome.And yes cyber world is outta control.I try not to get caught up but sh*t happens..#truce#peace

Hannah Atkinson
Hannah Atkinson

Thank you:) Sometimes the Internet screws everything up. ;) truce!

Mello Fello
Mello Fello

@hannah and I deleted mine..I'm not a killa even though I get the slang..I apologize!

Hannah Atkinson
Hannah Atkinson

Ummm first of all, I deleted my comment to you. That was an accident. Calm down killa

Mello Fello
Mello Fello

@Hannah this isn't about my family..And you're a troll for replaying to me..Just leave a comment and leave me alone!!!

Hannah Atkinson
Hannah Atkinson

How am I a troll? It's stupid to say F the police...I hope no one in your family ever needs to call them.

Travis Tandy
Travis Tandy

Everyone bitches about the cops yet the first thing they do is panic like a bitch and call 911.

fishwithoutbicycle
fishwithoutbicycle topcommenter

Ah, Jake, I felt bad for you when that old guy beat you up for making fart noises near him and his wife but I can't support you on this one...jokes about police brutality are just in poor taste. :-(

BillxT
BillxT topcommenter

Bu, bu, bu, we saw it on the internet, how could be anything but factual?

fishingblues
fishingblues topcommenter

No, it was a real prank.  

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