GO BACK Sharon Moore

Case Summary

On the morning of November 7, 2017, the tie rod end on my car broke as I was trying to make a left turn at the intersection of John Young Parkway and Old Winter Garden Road. The officer later identified as Mike Combs pulled up next to my car. I tried to greet him and explain the situation with my car. The officer was very rude and unprofessional. He told me that I had to move my car. Even after having explained to him that I did not have the money for a tow truck and that my husband was on the way he insisted that I either call for a tow truck or he would. I understand that it is a "matter of public safety," as he said but the way that he went about it was very unprofessional. The officer made comments such as "what does that have to do with moving your car?' and "that's not my problem" I begged him to please just give my husband enough time to get there. Once I informed him that I too worked for the state and that his behavior was unprofessional he became very sarcastic. There was even a point where my husband asked to speak with the officer and asked for his name and the officer refused. I ended up being forced to pay for a tow truck with money that I really couldn't afford to spend. All I want is for him to apologize and be more considerate of people who are in situations such as mine. Being an officer does not mean that you have to be rude towards others. Everybody deserves a little bit of kindness.