Florida deputies arrest off-duty deputy from neighboring county for fleeing traffic stop

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Saturday, July 8, 2023
Off-duty deputy in FL arrested by deputies from neighboring county
"Are you cop?" one of the deputies is heard asking the deputy. "Yes? So you know better."

LAKE COUNTY, Fla. (KABC) -- Deputies in metro Orlando arrested an off-duty deputy from a neighboring county after he allegedly tried to elude them.

Lake County authorities said Orange County Deputy Juan Morales-Padilla was speeding on a motorcycle Wednesday night when deputies tried to pull him over.

That's when investigators said he sped off.

Morales-Padilla was eventually arrested after back-up officers responded to the scene.

Bodycam video of the incident has since been released.

"Are you cop?" one of the deputies is heard asking Morales-Padilla. "Yes? So you know better."

The Orange County Sheriff's Office has fired Morales-Padilla.

He was originally hired in September.