A progressive college student is learning a valuable life lesson after getting into an altercation with a conservative activist.
At the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill a group of pro-life activists were peacefully advocating for future generations until a young woman with pro-abortion views came to cause a scene.
The woman was so outraged that people would advocate for the lives of children that she attempted to disrupt the protest by stealing one of the activists signs.
She rips the sign from one man and attempts to walk off with it but the pro-lifer isn’t having it.
Without resorting to any type of physical altercation, the activist follows the woman while recoding her via cell phone. That is until a police officer comes into view.
The man flags the officer down and explains that the woman has stolen his sign, things quickly fall apart for the young woman who apparently is surprised that actions have consequences.
“Why’d you rip it out of his hands?” the officer asked.
“Because,” came the weak reply, “this restricts women’s rights.”
The woman was annoyed to learn that she would have to return the property, muttering “I can’t believe y’all protect them,” before attempting to leave.
But the officer blocked her escape and had news for her. “Nope. You’re not going anywhere. Right now you’re being detained, okay?”
“Detained for what?” the stunned student asked.
“Uh… larceny,” the officer told her. “You stole his sign.”
“He has it back!” she stammered. “I moved it 50 yards!”
“I don’t care if you moved it one foot,” he answered. “You don’t have a right to take someone’s property, okay? Period.”
At this point the woman has lost all the bluster she had earlier, she cries, begs and pleads with the officer not to be arrested.
“Am I being arrested right now?” she asked, adding that “I won’t mess with the sign again.”
But it was too late as the officer told her “Put your arms and hands behind your back, you’re under arrest for larceny.”
The pro-life activist and the officer should both be commended for keeping a cool head while maintaining the peace. While hopefully the young woman learned that stealing is never ok.