Video: Ink-faced man running in traffic tells cops 'I am the law'

Police said Joseph Augustini told officers to remove their guns to give him a "fair fight"

By PoliceOne Staff

DENTON, Texas — Body camera footage captured a bizarre interaction between officers and a man covered in black ink. 

Police said when they confronted Joseph Augustini, 25, for running in traffic Monday afternoon he told them “I know the law. I am the law,” the Fort Worth Star-Telegram reported. 

According to an affidavit, Augustini continued to give “rambling random answers,” and told officers they should remove their weapons because it would not be a “fair fight.”

Police said he had a clear pipe in his hand and residue tested positive for amphetamines. 

He was arrested on charges of non-alcohol public intoxication and possession of drug paraphernalia. 


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