Why? Why did police in South Carolina pull over a driver and felt the need, no, felt the urge to search the passenger’s rectum? Because the female driver and owner of the vehicle, Lakeya Hicks, had legal paper tags on the car, so that apparently meant a rectum search along the roadside was in order!
The disturbing dashcam video shows police pulling the car over and removing Hicks and her passenger, Elijah Pontoon. Police then explained that because of the passenger’s history, “I’ve got a dog coming in here. Gonna walk a dog around the car.” Also: “You gonna pay for this one, boy.”
After the dog arrived and searched the car for contraband, none was found. Police is then seen going through the car, inside and out, opening he hood, still finding no contraband. The only other place to search was apparently the man’s rectum.
Audio from the video suggests all they found was a hemorrhoid. At the same time, according to a federal lawsuit filed on their behalf, a female officer began searching Hicks, exposing her breasts to the three male officers and anyone else who happened to be on the road.
Again, no contraband was found.
Later, a dejected Medlin can be heard on the radio speaking to a superior after the fruitless search.
“We search the car. There ain’t nothing in the car… And on a search of him, up in his crotch by the butt, I felt something hard. I lifted his pants and pulled the back of his underwear down and I didn’t see anything but I didn’t get all the way up in there to get no vertical up shot. I just pulled his underwear back, but I didn’t see nothing. But it felt, he said it was a hemorrhoid. It ain’t no… it was a rock. It was a rock of crack. It’s gotta be a rock. He’s got it up in his butt.”
Medlin sadly concludes, “But there ain’t no way to justify. He said, ‘I got nothing here. That’s a long time ago. I ain’t doing nothing.’ He said it’s a hemorrhoid. I got nothing else to go on. Nothing. Yeah we’re gonna have to cut him loose here.”