SAN CLEMENTE, Calif. (KABC) -- An Orange County sheriff's investigator has been placed on administrative leave after he pulled a gun on a group of teenagers at a San Clemente skate park over the weekend.
Video shows a confrontation between the teenagers and the sheriff's investigator, who was off-duty at the time.
The investigator is seen in the video wearing a white hat and appeared to have pulled a small handgun after a teen raised his skateboard in the air. The confrontation allegedly started over loud music and then escalated.
The Orange County Sheriff's Department said in a statement that read in part: "Orange County Sheriff's Department employees are expected to conduct themselves with professionalism on and off-duty. We take this incident seriously and will fully investigate."
One teen's mother told Eyewitness News that the man did not immediately identify himself as a law enforcement officer.
An internal investigation is underway, and the investigator has been put on administrative leave, according to the department.
OC sheriff's investigator pulls gun on teens at San Clemente skate park