“In a Facebook message interview with Photography is Not a Crime, Roberts explained that he and his buddy, Colin Fitch, who owns the car, had parked it at a business that was closed and walked to a nearby party Thursday night. They didn’t spend much time at the party but when they walked back to the car, they were confronted by deputies who had spotted a rifle in the back seat and wanted to search the car.
Fitch had purchased a .22 rifle earlier that day and had left in the back seat, Roberts said.
When Deputy Glans asked to search the car, Fitch would not give him permission, insisting he had done nothing illegal.
‘We’ll get a fucking search warrant, alright,’ Glans said. ‘Wanna do that?’’Let me see your fucking keys,’ Glans said.
‘Why?’ Fitch responded.
‘I’m going to search your fucking car, that’s why,’ Glans replied.
‘You can’t do that,’ Fitch said.
‘Wanna fucking resist?,’ Glans said before striking him.
‘If you have nothing to hide in there, we’re just going to check and be on our fucking merry way. Understand? Asshole.’”