A Georgia cop must have thought no one was watching when he drove his squad car to an off-road spot, walked around to the back of the vehicle, and started having sex with an unknown woman while in uniform.
However, someone in a nearby telecommunications tower was watching and began filming the encounter then uploaded the video to TikTok last week where it quickly got more than 15 million views.
“Police caught on cam!!!” one video was captioned, along with the hashtags #towerclimbers and #dirtydeeds.
Satellite maps from White Oak Road in Millen, a town of about 3,500 people, show the same tower, nearby cemetery, and patches of dirt and bushes that can be seen in the TikTok videos. The map also shows a school across the street.
The officer, identified as Millen Police Officer Larry “Benjamin” Thompson, has resigned and a record of past misconduct has come back to haunt him.
Millen Police Chief Dwayne Herrington said Thompson quit before he could meet with him. Georgia state records indicate that Thompson had worked for the department on and off since 2015.
According to Millen City Council meeting minutes, Thompson was involved in a car crash while on the job in November 2019, that killed 76-year-old Lewis Jenkins when Thompson t-boned Jenkin’s car while racing to a call at 86 miles per hour.
Documents also show that while he was working for the Millen fire department in 2017, Thompson accidentally discharged his gun, shooting a colleague in the arm.
Thompson claimed the gun malfunctioned while he was cleaning it but an internal investigation determined that the weapon had no malfunctions. “This is not an excuse to be accepted; only a reflection after the fact,” the criminal investigative division wrote in its report. “Though it is referred to as an ‘accidental discharge,’ essentially it is a ‘negligent discharge.’”
In 2020, a woman who had been in a relationship with Thompson contacted Millen Police to report that he was harassing her. Thompson admitted that he had run her tags to find her new address but claimed he only wanted to return some old items to her, according to a case summary. He was suspended for two days.