This is an archival story that predates current editorial management.
This archival content was written, edited, and published prior to LAist's acquisition by its current owner, Southern California Public Radio ("SCPR"). Content, such as language choice and subject matter, in archival articles therefore may not align with SCPR's current editorial standards. To learn more about those standards and why we make this distinction, please click here.
Yasiel Puig's Arrest Videos Are Full Of Drama And Pink Shorts
Perhaps you've heard of Dodger wunderkid Yasiel Puig's arrest for reckless driving, where the 23-year-old baseball phenom was clocked going 110 mph on a Florida highway. Now, TMZ has obtained dramatic dash cam videos of Puig's arrest, and it includes a lot of screaming and crying, with a special cameo from Puig's pink shorts.
The video starts off innocently enough. A Florida state trooper is casually walking to a white Mercedes-Benz after catching it flying down the highway at breakneck speeds. Inside the car are Puig (who was driving), his mother and his cousin.
"You're going to jail, I'm going to tell you that right now," the officer says. When Puig and his clan ask why, the officer yells, "Why? For reckless [driving]! 110 miles an hour? One, two, three lives at risk? You tell me!"
When the trooper finds out that the woman in the car is Puig's mother, he only strengthens his determination to throw the Cuban baseball star behind bars. After telling Puig that he could have killed his mother, the trooper asks Puig to exit the vehicle. Puig apologizes as he is led in cuffs to the police cruiser.
At this point, Puig's cousin thinks it's a good idea to get out of the car and approach the cruiser. Obviously, the cop disagrees, screaming at the cousin to get back in the car while asking for backup.
In the next clip, you can hear Puig's mother wailing hysterically to the trooper as Puig sits helplessly in the back of the squad car.
This was Puig's second brush with the law for speeding. His first was in Chattanooga, Tennessee in April of last year. Maybe he should consider hiring a driver?