AURORA, COLORADO — There are no words to describe the bizarre story unfolding out of Colorado as of yesterday. According to reports, Aurora police officers decidedly stopped the wrong car and then proceeded to force an innocent black family into some of their darkest fears.
The police stopped Brittany Gilliam and her four children while they were minding their business in the parking lot of a thrift store. That’s where it all apparently went south because police made a bogus claim that their license plate was bad. In fact, the claim was so bogus it was the wrong license plate all together.
Jenni Wurtz, the witness to the incident released the footage she took from her cellphone of the bizarre incident.
“I actually didn’t know what I was watching when I first started seeing what was happening. I’d never seen a gun that close,” Wurtz told CBS Denver. “I went from seeing kids in a car to seeing a gun pointed at the kids in the car.”
“I am not anti-police,” she added to ABC 7. “I am anti what happened yesterday, and that was ridiculous.”
Aurora police say that Gilliam ‘s plates matched an apparent motorcycle that had been reported stolen from out-of-state earlier in the day — but it wasn’t a motorcycle that she was driving. In case it couldn’t get any worse, her own car had been reportedly stolen earlier this year but then quickly recovered.