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Weatherford Police Officers Accused Of Misconduct

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There's controversy in the town of Weatherford, Thursday night, after college students accuse police officers of forcing them to crawl to avoid being arrested for public intoxication. There's controversy in the town of Weatherford, Thursday night, after college students accuse police officers of forcing them to crawl to avoid being arrested for public intoxication.
WEATHERFORD, Oklahoma -

There's controversy in the town of Weatherford, Thursday night, after college students accuse police officers of forcing them to crawl to avoid being arrested for public intoxication.

The police chief says they are investigating the claims.

The group of college students admits they were too drunk, but were waiting on a designated driver. A cop pulled up, but instead of citing them for public intoxication one officer allegedly suggested an unorthodox punishment.

"One of the officer told us if we would get down there and bear crawl that he wouldn't arrest us," said Dylan Frizzell, who was later arrested.   

Vince Stong and another friend crawled about 70 feet to their friend's apartment.

"I just felt disgusted and degraded for you to laugh at me while I am trying to go home. I thought that was just pathetic," Stong said.  

Frizzell refused and chose to walk the course.

"I was pretty angry at the time. I am glad I didn't say anything. I could've blown my top," Frizzell said.

Instead he wrote a scathing letter to the editor of the local paper about the alleged misconduct.

"I was shocked and first off when we saw it. Nobody has come down and file a complaint or anything like that. So once we found out about it we have taken the appropriate action," said Chief Byron Cox of the Weatherford Police.

Frizzell spent the night in jail for public intoxication. He also has to pay an $84 ticket.

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