Zach Bryan tried to get out of jail before his arrest on Thursday.
According to dash cam footage obtained by TMZ, the country singer found himself in a sticky situation with a police officer after he admittedly got a little too ‘nervous’ inside the car. from police.
In the video, Bryan can be seen pulling into a parking lot in an attempt to help his security guard, who had just been pulled over for speeding.
As soon as the “Something in the Orange” singer got out of his truck, the responding officer told him to get back in his vehicle or face the consequences.
“I wonder why it’s taking so long,” Bryan asked the policeman, who told him, “either go home [his] truck or go to jail.
“I’ll go to jail, let’s do it,” Bryan joked boldly.
The officer accepted the challenge and immediately placed Bryan in handcuffs as the 27-year-old began to back away.
“This is the second time this has happened in three days,” he tried to explain. “He’s my security guard. I was just waiting for it and it was taking a long time. I was just curious, sir, I’m sorry. I’m not trying to be an a*shole.
“I was a smarta – and I shouldn’t have been. I apologize.”
However, once Bryan was placed inside the police cruiser, he became irritated and demanded the officer remove his “incredibly uncomfortable” handcuffs.
“That’s why people don’t like police officers,” he said, pointing out that he knows almost every high-ranking officer in Oklahoma and has even invited 40 to the one of his recent shows.
Once Bryan got out of the vehicle, he tried to explain that he was so pissed because the man in question was his security guard and he couldn’t leave without him.
“He’s my security guard. It would be different if it was a random person,” he said. “I said, ‘Hey man, what’s taking so long?’ Then he stopped me.
“A bunch of fucking middle-aged white guys arresting people,” he added as he grew increasingly agitated.
Before Bryan was taken away, he called his father to pick up his dog, who sat in the pa*senger seat of his car the whole time.
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Shortly after being released on bail, the singer took to his Instagram Story to try to explain the situation to fans.
“I was an idiot today,” he said in a video message. “My decisions didn’t reflect who I was as a person. I just want to be clear. I should have been smarter about this.
The singer admitted that he had become “too nervous” with the policeman and that he “did not help him”. [the] situation by “talking like an idiot”.
“I felt like a child. It was ridiculous. It was immature. And I pray everyone knows that I don’t think I’m above the law. I was just being disrespectful, and I shouldn’t have been, and that was my mistake.
However, Bryan said he was particularly annoyed because he had an uncomfortable encounter with another police officer three days prior after being pulled over for speeding.
“I said, ‘Hey, man, I don’t really feel comfortable giving you my address. I’m a musician,” he recalled. “He said, ‘If you don’t give me your address, I’m going to have to take you to jail.'”
The “I Remember Everything” singer was then handcuffed until he agreed to release his personal information.
“He gave me a warning because I wasn’t going too fast or anything,” he told his 2.8 million Instagram followers.
While he was able to move on after the first incident, Bryan was taken to the police station and convicted of obstructing the investigation the second time around.
However, after taking his picture, the former US Navy veteran and the arresting officer “finally shook hands” and parted ways.
“I just wanted to apologize to the soldier – the two soldiers – who I was rude to,” he concluded. “You didn’t deserve it, and I hope someday we meet under different circumstances.”