A TikToker says a police officer asked if he would like to “leave a tip” after getting a speeding ticket.
William Nemhe posted a TikTok on June 10 saying he was given an iPad after receiving a ticket and that the police officer who issued him the ticket said, “It’s being asked if you want to leave a tip.”
“The tipping culture is spiraling out of control,” the TikToker said. As of Monday, his video had almost a million views.
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The International Association for Police Chiefs 2020 Standards of Conduct prohibit officers from accepting any gratuities.
Commenters on Nehme’s video said they had similar experiences after getting or giving tickets.
“I got pulled over and Brother had the nerve to ask me to leave him a review on her department’s Facebook page,” commented @riqueesco.
“My uncle is a cop and they live on those tips! It’s not funny you saying not to tip the officer,” wrote @robert54221. “They have rendered you a service and 20% is due!”
Others said they thought Nehme’s video couldn’t be real.
“Obviously this is a joke but the meaning behind it sucks,” wrote @josephrettig.
“I know this is a joke but people who seriously complain about this in the comments just don’t tip when you’re under that kind of pressure,” commented @nootlikeoot.
The Daily Dot contacted Nehme via email.
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*Initial publication: June 14, 2022 at 6:30 am CDT
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