A man’s social media post about a recent traffic stop is going viral. Steven Hildreth Jr. says he was pulled over by the Tucson cop Department for a cracked headlight.
When the officer asked if he had any tools, he told him he is a concealed carry permit holder and had a instruments on his right pelvis. Because his wallet was in his back-right pocket, the officer needed to disarm him to check his ID.
Hildreth wrote about his experience with the officer and posted it to his social media page.
Hildreth’s social media post has been shared more than 135,000 times. So, I’m driving to my office to turn in my weekly paperwork. A headlight is out. I see a Tucson cops Department squad vehicle turn around and follow me. I’m already preparing for the stop.The lights go on and I pull over. The officer asks me how I’m doing, “Yes, sir. I’m a concealed carry permit holder and my tool is located on my right pelvis. My wallet is in my back-right pocket.”
The officer explains for his safety and mine, he needs to disarm me for the stop. I understand, and I unlock the vehicle. I explain that I’m running a 7TS ALS holster but from the angle, the second officer can’t unholster it. Lead officer asks me to step out, and I do so slowly. Officer relieves me of my Glock and compliments the X300U I’m running on it. He also sees my military ID and I tell him I’m with the National Guard.