North Carolina Deputy Orders Man With Camera Off “My County Property” Under Threat of Arrest

Carlos Miller

A Northern Carolina deputy said that the county sidewalk in front of the prison belonged to him, ordering a man off the sidewalk completely simply because he was video recording.

Although he rejected to identify himself as he threatened to arrest the man, he has since been identified as Lieutenant Wright with the Buncombe County Sheriff’s Department.

North Carolina Deputy Orders Man With Camera Off “My County Property” Under Threat of Arrest

Wright began referring to the sidewalk as “county property,” but then when asked if it was “public property,” he clarified that the only public property in the area was the city-owned sidewalk across the street from the jail.

Then he became very territorial.

“You can get off my property or you’ll go to jail, sir,” Wright threatened.

The man with the camera agreed to leave, but insisted on asking for his name, which Wright refused to provide.

“You will get off my property,” he said. “I”m asking you very nicely to get off my county property.”

The man stepped off the property and called the Asheville Police Department in the hopes that they would identify the delusional lieutenant.

Although the responding officer was courteous, confirming that the man with the camera had every right to stand on any city-owned sidewalk, he did not go as far as saying he had the right to stand on the county-owned sidewalk in front of the jail.

The officer walked over to the jail to see if he could resolve the issue, but did not provide the man with the name he was seeking, only that he was the lieutenant of the facility, which enabled the man to eventually obtain his name.

The video was uploaded last November, but came to my attention this week.

Contact Buncombe County Sheriff Van Duncan at (828) 250-4503 or post on his Facebook page where he maintains a very active community information page.

UPDATE: The man behind the camera is named Tyler and had posted another video where he confronted a public official named Terry on camera, only for Terry to pull out his own phone and start recording Tyler. Both videos are below.

Terry was obviously bothered by being video recorded, but he responded the right way by turning the tables on Tyler. There was no need to escalate the situation any further.

They ended up having a civil conversation. Lieutenant Wright could take a few lessons from Terry Harrison.

In Terry’s video, Tyler mentions PINAC and Cop Block, a segment that Tyler removed from his video because he didn’t know if we would approve.

Yes, Tyler, you’re always welcome to mention both sites in your videos (I know my friends at Cop Block would approve). But for the record, it’s pronounced Pin-aK rather than having to spell it out.

5 Responses

  1. doesntmatter says:

    wow…the “police force” has really become the scum of the usa…the “terrorists” have nothing on the testosteroneless puppets -_-

  2. 5 War Veteran says:

    Sent them a letter. Hope it makes a difference.

  3. DDearborn says:


    This is grounds for immediate termination. This person has no business being in law enforcement. Every single time an officer violates the civil rights of another citizen they should be brought up on charges and fired for cause, stripped of all pay, benefits, allowances etc. And they should be permanently banned from public employment. It is time for Americans to get tough on crime. And that starts with the criminals in government.

    • Davidus Romanus says:

      You are correct DDearborn. However there is one problem. Who’s going to arrest him? Who’s going to press charges? Just like who’s going to give a speeding cop a ticket? When they are the only ones enforcing the law, they become above the law they are supposed to enforce.

      • doesntmatter says:

        exactly…you saw his peon fellow employees coward up when asked to simply give the pigs name. trust all of none of them…what is your choice??

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