Lacey Evans says rude video interaction with police was to promote WWE event

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Lacey Evans has released a statement after receiving backlash for staying in her WWE character while she received a speeding ticket from a police officer in Canada.

During the weekend, Evans was pulled over in Edmonton, Alberta for speeding down a highway. She recorded her interaction with the police officer who pulled her over at the time.

In the video, The Sassy Southern Belle stays in her WWE character, being rude to the police officer and calling him a 'nasty'.

The police officer remained composed and polite while giving her a ticket despite what Evans was saying to him, and even wished her a good day before sending her on her way.

Evans captioned a tweet with the video of their interaction with the following: "1. Canada is terrible. 2. You know Exactly who I am. 3. You will be speaking to my lawyer. #YaNasty." 

The video has now hit over 1.9 million views. While some fans have understood this was all in good taste, some fans haven't. As a result, Evans has received some backlash from the incident.

Evans has now released a statement to clear up the situation.

She said in her statement: "PSA. Listen up ya nasties.

"As prior law enforcement myself and a United States Marine, I do not condone, agree with or promote disrespecting or making LEO's jobs harder than they already are.

"The video was created by both parties to promote the local live event taking place in the Edmonton Area.

"As a sports entertainer, it is my job to not only entertain but also set the proper example. So with that being said... I'm glad you all were entertained but if you ever try to honestly disrespect or put my brothers and sisters in blue in harm... I hope you get what you ask for."

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Evans signed off her statement with her real name and rank in the marines, Sgt Estrella.

Hopefully things will calm down now for The Sassy Southern Belle and she can get back to wrestling in the ring and performing her character in WWE without fans going overboard.

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