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.

Quick Poll

What do you think of the 12-year-old's call out?


Also on HuffPost:

Loading Slideshow...
  • Unbelievable Wingsuit Cave Flight

    In this video, an experienced wingsuit flier makes a terrifying and beautiful flight.

  • Evolution Of Music

    A capella group Pentatonix sings a mashup of music from the 11th century until now.

  • Teens React To Hair Tutorial Gone Wrong

    Teens react to the viral video of a girl accidentally burning her hair off while doing a beauty tutorial.

  • Girlfriend Gets Revenge

    On the channel "PrankvsPrank," this couple plays crazy pranks on each other. After her boyfriend secretly fed her one of the hottest hot sauces in the world, this girl retaliated by doing the same thing to him. This looks like it hurts.

  • Arisxandra Libantino stuns singing 'One Night Only'

    This 11-year-old is incredibly soulful singing this song from "Dreamgirls" on "Britain's Got Talent." She has to be heard to be believed.

  • Attacked By Ferrari Owner

    When this prankster pretends to pee on a Ferrari that's seemingly parked illegally in a handicapped parking space, the car's owner goes nuts on him.

  • Daft Punk Pharrell "Get Lucky" SNL Ad

    Daft Punk recently released their new single during an episode of "Saturday Night Live." The band <a href="http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/04/20/daft-punk-spotify-record-get-lucky_n_3122733.html?utm_hp_ref=entertainment" target="_blank">set a record on Spotify</a> when this song was released. The album will come out May 21st.