What started as a routine traffic stop outside Oklahoma City escalated when the 65-year-old woman at the wheel refused to sign an $80 ticket for having a broken tail light.
Debra Hamil tells the officer in an exchange captured on bodycam footage she didn’t want to sign “because I don't think that I deserve to pay $80 for something that is fixable and I can fix it.”
The cop asks her to step out of the car and tells her she is under arrest. In turn, Hamil refuses to get out, rolling up the window and telling the cop, “You be fair with me and I’ll be fair with you.”
As tensions rise, the woman offers to sign the ticket. “Shut up and give me that and I’ll sign it," she says.
But it was too late. The cop insists she step out of the car. Hamil takes off.
The cop gives chase and when he catches up to her, he approaches with his gun drawn.
When she again refuses to get out of her vehicle, he pulls her out and struggles to handcuff her. As she continues to resist, he deploys his Taser.
Moaning, the woman tells the cop that he didn't have to do that.
“You wouldn't comply, you wouldn't get out. And then you tried to kick me so yes, I did,” the cop answers.
“I tried to kick you 'cause I’m a country girl,” she counters.
Inside Edition spoke to security expert and former police officer Steve Kardian about the incident.
“It's lawful what he did, but it looks awful on camera and to the public,” Kardian said. “She should have just signed the summons and be on her way.”
Hamil was charged with assaulting a police officer and resisting arrest. She has not yet entered a plea.