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05/07/2013 11:00 am ET Updated May 07, 2013

12-Year-Old Calls Out Cop For Parking Illegally During Beverage Run (VIDEO)

A precocious preteen who isn't afraid of a little street-side confrontation called out a police officer for illegally parking during a beverage stop -- and caught it all on camera.

Jeremy, a 12-year-old boy, "found a cop disobeying" while out one day in September. The officer had parked his motorcycle on the sidewalk in front of a Terrible Herbst gas station, Gawker notes, and when the officer walked out with a mega-sized drink in hand, Jeremy wanted to know why exactly he needed to park so haphazardly.

So, the 12-year-old proceeded to call out the cop all while recording the discussion.

"Um... hello?" Jeremy asks. "Is there a reason for you to park on the sidewalk? Is it like an emergency or anything?"

"Because I can," the cop responds.

"Can I see your badge number?" Jeremy asks, to which the officer responds, "What are you a junior lawyer?"

The cop avoided Jeremy's request, revved up his bike and asked to see an ID. Since Jeremy is only a minor and didn't have that kind of information on him, the officer accused the kid of loitering and drove away.

The video has received more than 3.1 million views on YouTube. Although the clip is from September 2012, the call-out video went viral on Reddit after being posted to a thread on Sunday.

UPDATE: A spokeswoman for the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department confirmed to The Huffington Post that the police officer in the video used to be with the department but said he has been retired for many months now. Since he is no longer with the department, there will be no investigation into this incident.

She also added that the video recorded by Jeremy could have been recorded earlier than September 2012. She said the uniform the officer is wearing is from over a year ago.

Watch the video above, and let us know what you think in the comments below.

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