Police in Forney, Texas received a call about a beige or tan Toyota full of men pointing guns at other drivers on the freeway two weeks ago, but the car they pulled over was neither beige nor a Toyota.
Instead of finding men touting guns, responding police officers found a mom and four children under the age of ten inside a red Nissan Maxima. That didn't stop police from pointing weapons at the vehicle and treating a law-abiding mother like a criminal, WFAA8 reported. The dramatic traffic stop was caught on the officer's dashboard camera.
Police immediately instructed Kametra Barbour to exit the vehicle with her hands up. A few moments later, Barbour's 6-year-old son Ryan exited the car, also with his hands up. It's about this time, over the screams and cries of terrified children, that the cops realize they had the wrong vehicle.
The reason Barbour was pulled over and treated like a threat? She happened to use the same freeway exit that a 911 caller told dispatch the beige Toyota had used. Police told WFAA8 their reaction was appropriate due to the potential risks of such a stop, but Barbour is too traumatized to take 'sorry' for an answer.
"I need you to make sure you have all the facts, because you can't just say, 'Okay, I'm sorry,' and then I'm over it. I can't. Every time I listen to and hear or think about it, it bothers you. I can't just say, 'I'm fine. It's okay. It's not a big deal.' It is," Barbour said.