If you saw our post on Facebook on March 17th, you’ll see a lot of military members were fired up about civilians running around posing as military members.
Many commented on what they would have done if they’d met him instead of what these soldiers did in the video below.
The civilian in the video (right) has been located and interviewed in Modesto, California. His name is Jason Scott and when asked why he was wearing the uniform.
His reply, “I was just supporting my cousins and my family in the military. And to those who I upset and made mad, I do apologize,” Scott replied from his grandfather’s Modesto home.
Check out the original confrontation captured:
According to a recent news article,
“Two weeks ago, Scott, 22, was confronted by veterans on the Delta College campus for wearing an Airborne Rangers uniform. Scott never served in the military. The confrontation with campus veterans escalated, and eventually led to the arrest of one man by Delta College police officers for disturbing the peace and making threats.
Police later received threats from anonymous callers. Many from outraged vets who insisted Scott had broken the law and should have been the one arrested. Delta College police said Scott was within the law.
“[U.S. Attorney General’s office] states, there is no enforceable action we could have taken against [Scott] without violating his constitutional rights,” Delta College police officer Jim Bock explained.
Here’s where I start questioning things, he’s given a pass because he has PTSD? Okay, I know that this is a very serious disorder affecting many of our military families, but now he’s peddling this as an excuse for his behavior. Am I wrong? I’d love to get your opinions on this.
Watch the video below for footage of his interview below.