MIAMI (FOX 13) - The woman who posted videos of a Miami-Dade police officer she said she chased down and stopped for speeding faces some backlash from the officer and Miami media.
Claudia Castillo posted three videos January 30. The caption of the first video loaded to Youtube says, "This is the 1st of 3 videos of the police officer I pulled over for speeding down Miami highways today."
The videos, which show Castillo following the officer's vehicle, then ultimately pulling him over and confronting him about his speeding, quickly spread on social and national media outlets.
Almost a week after the videos were posted, the Miami Fraternal Order of Police union president Javier Ortiz seems to have done some research on Castillo's past and took to social media to create some buzz of his own.
In a tweet posted February 2, Ortiz shared a photo he said is of Castillo driving a boat while holding a beer can. Text reading, "nobody is above the law except me when I'm drinking," has been added to the photo. He added "#ClaudiaCastilloNeedsToFollowHerOwnAdvice" and tagged three Miami-based media outlets.
Another tweet with a similar photo reads, "Wannabe cop #claudiaCastillo likes to drink and drive recreational vessels. #greatRoleModel #budlightparty"
A third tweet shows what Ortiz said is a screenshot of Castillo appearing in an interview with NBC Miami. The tweet says, "Oh look, cop wannabe #claudiocastillo got cited for careless driving 2 weeks ago. Sounds like a #COPHater"
NBC Miami reported Castillo has a history of traffic violations dating back to 1998, including 14 tickets for speeding, speeding in a school zone and driving without a license. Florida Highway Patrol was also investigating a crash in January 2015 where she is accused of reckless driving.
In the videos that started the feud, Castillo can be heard saying, "To keep up with him I've had to push the limit and everything and I actually know he was going about 100mph because I was going about 80."
After catching up with the officer, Daniel Fonticiella, is seen in the video, listening as Castillo explains she caught up with him and pulled him over because he was "pushing 90 miles an hour," as he drove his cruiser onto the Palmetto Express, Florida State Road 826.
Officer Fonticiella responds to Castillo, "I don't know how fast I was going, but I can tell you this, I'm on my way to work right now. Um, I don't believe I was speeding, but I guess that you're entitled to your opinion."
He continued to say he pulled over for her because he thought she needed help. He asked if she was okay, to which Castillo responded, "no everything's fine. It's just your speeding."
She continues to talk to him about his role as a perceived leader in the community. The officer walks away at the end, telling Castillo to "be safe."