A viral video of a mother surrounded by 'officers' showed her and her crying daughter getting asked for their ID because her shorts were 'too short.' Bailey Breedlove, the mom, wearing a yellow Pikachu shirt in the video, shared the video on TikTok and Facebook, where they went viral.
The Colorado mom visited Six Flags in Oklahoma City to enjoy time off with her boyfriend and daughter. But it soon turned into a sour experience that was 'traumatizing' for her.
"This was my experience at six flags. Trying to at least get my money back and let everyone know about their 'policies,'" the mother wrote on her Facebook post.
The short 33-second clip showed the woman seated while two officers attempted to get her ID while she was about to leave with her family from the park. As the mom explained in her Facebook post, the event that transpired was that she was told her dress code did not adhere to the park's 'policies' and had to change or leave.
This incident happened on April 30 and the family got their tickets online.
Bailey wrote that she and her family were "welcomed just fine" when they entered the park at 5 pm. "We were having fun, enjoying rides, and spending money on what we thought was going to be a great vacation spot in Oklahoma City," she continued.
But starting at 7 pm, things began to sour: first, her daughter was yelled at.
"About 7 pm, my daughter was yelled at by a park police officer for rolling down a hill on her heelies right next to me; I was holding her hand," Bailey began.
Before this happened, Bailey shared that she had fun with "riding rides, meeting parents, and talking to staff."
"Then she proceeded to follow me and grabbed my shoulder to turn me around and proceeded to tell me my shorts were 'too short.'" Bailey explained that she tried to walk away from her because it "sounded ridiculous and she was on a power trip."
"I committed no crime and proceeded to walk to my boyfriend as I am autistic and have a hard time talking to officers," she wrote in the post. "She followed me, yelling and calling for backup."
The "cop" later escorted them out because she refused to buy their shorts.
"Then your incompetent manager showed up and began body shaming me. I was told I needed to go buy new shorts, which I am not obligated to purchase anything I don't want to," she explained. But when she agreed to buy the shorts, she claimed that she was being threatened for "criminal trespassing."
When they were finally in the middle of being escorted out, a female officer blocked them, took out her cuffs, and tried to get Bailey's ID.
Bailey was told "because they are the police," they were allowed to do that. "At this point, we started recording so we do have video of the unlawful tactics," Bailey wrote.
"I was terrified I was about to go to jail over a pair of shorts."
"Your officers had my 11-year-old daughter crying hysterically, thinking her mother was about to be arrested," she wrote. In the video, the mom said while pointing to her sobbing daughter, "Look at this! Look at what you're doing to my daughter."
Bailey later updated, "We have spoken with the Oklahoma police department captain, and he assured us this was NOT an Oklahoma City police officer."
Bailey later shared pictures of herself in the same shorts.
baileybreedlove970 -ViaSeveral people commented that it might have been too short for a family park, and Six Flags was a private establishment. But many of them agreed that the vague policies shouldn't have caused them so much humiliation over a pair of shorts in the middle of the scorching summer heat.
"You should be ashamed of yourselves."
"I have a 5-year ban now but will not be returning to any of your parks if this is how you treat women and law-abiding citizens and visitors," she ended her post.
A commentator pointed out that "it is illegal for a security guard to impersonate a police officer," pointing to the huge 'POLICE' word plastered on one of the staff's shirts and the cuffs Bailey claimed they had flashed in front of her.
Six Flags haven't commented on the issue yet.