Police officers in Alabama scolded Republican State Senator Larry Stutts after he allegedly took photos of a 17-year-old girl who was campaigning for his rival.
Video of the confrontation, shared by Alabama Political Reporter’s Josh Moon, shows a Muscle Shoals Police Department officer questioning the lawmaker about his interaction with the teenager.
“She just wanted to understand why you were taking her picture, I didn’t understand either,” an officer says in the video. “Do you need any more pictures of her?”
“No I got one,” Stutts responded.
Moon noted that the girl was holding a sign in support of his rival Johnny Mack Morrow.
“I’m sure you’re aware it’s illegal to advertise on a [state highway,]” the lawmaker informs the officer.
The officer noted that the police department had yet to receive any complaints about the teenager’s campaign activities.
“I was concerned about your people intimidating a 17-year old girl,” another person said.
The officer noted that the girl had had coffee thrown on her earlier in the day.
Here's Larry Stutts talking to Muscle Shoals PD about taking pics of a 17yr-old girl who was holding a Johnny Mack Morrow sign. The girl previously had coffee thrown on her, the cop says. #alpolitics pic.twitter.com/dpKpTA025j
— Josh Moon (@Josh_Moon) November 6, 2018