A TikToker claimed to use Facebook to research the cop who gave them a ticket — and then arranged for the court date to be the day the cop’s pregnant wife was due to give birth.
The video comes from creator @sktax, who posted it to the platform on Jan. 31, gathering more than 2.8 million views since.
The video’s just a short eight-second clip featuring the creator’s forehead and a sped-up clip of Future counseling, “Take my advice, live a better life.” But it’s the on-screen caption that provides the essence of the narrative that’s drawn so many views to the video.
@sktax #fyp #viral #trending #sktax ♬ Solo (Sped Up Version – Take my advice, ayy, live a better life) – Future
It reads, “One time I got pulled over so I got the cop’s name from the ticket and used it to find his Facebook then his wife’s Facebook. She was pregnant then found her due date and rescheduled my court date for the birth of his first born child.”
Though the scenario seemed too good to be true, commenters rallied to the page to share their observations about the TikToker’s claims.
“I done this for the cop that impounded me except it was his mom’s funeral,” one commenter said. “Won the case.”
Another, advocating for delaying in general, advised, “Always postpone if the cop shows up, also get postponement for as long as possible. Worked for me many times.”
One commenter thought the tactic was sound but that the time frame was off, saying, “You gotta do two weeks prior to the due date.”
But other people questioned the wisdom of the TikToker’s advice, noting, “Technically, in most instances, the cop who issued the ticket doesn’t have to show up to court unless you decide to fight the ticket.”
Another thought the extensive research described in the caption wasn’t necessary, weighing in with, “The cop usually doesn’t even show up to the court for a speeding ticket.”
And others still questioned the veracity of the TikTok, with one noting, “I literally saw this on Tumblr last year.”
The Daily Dot has reached out to the creator via TikTok comment.