Rich Stephens: Missouri Man Angry About Arrest Challenges Cop to MMA Fight

Categories: Missourah
rich_stephens.JPG
KTVI Fox 2
Rich Stephens: Meathead on a mission.
A Jefferson County man who briefly played football for the Oakland Raiders in the mid-90s wants to get into a caged mat with a Byrnes Mill cop.

Rich Stephens -- listed as six-foot-seven and 315 pounds during his days as an offensive lineman -- says that officer Tim Walker kicked him and shoved him during a recent arrest. Now Stephens is driving around Byrnes Mill in his 4x4 pickup with a huge sign insulting the town's police department.

Stephens tells KTVI Fox 2 that he wants to fight Walker in a mixed-martial arts match. He'd like to sell tickets and donate proceeds to charity.

"All I want is his head on my hands," says Stephens.

Check out a video of Stephens below...

My Voice Nation Help
19 comments
river rat
river rat

Rich Stephens,is a very big guy, and I wouldn't kick his legs out from underneath him, if I was a Cop. By the way,Rich owns: R.J.'s Double Six Shooter Saloon,in Pacific,MO.. And they have the best "Hot Wings", around ! Fine looking,young ladies,too,in his establishment.

river rat
river rat

These B.M.cops,are good for threatening,harrassing,& evil. Although,I w'dn't be making a Public Gesture,like Rich Stephens.I'd be sleeping,with one eye open.I'm glad though he exposing the "PUNK" cop,who probaly wouldn't done what he done, if he wasn't wearing a Badge,& had renforcement.I've had dealings similar,with them,had other Local "Cops" ! I place my BET,on Stephens !

hal
hal

same thing happened down here in MIAMI FLA. got arrested just because the officer could, them bastards on MIAMIBEACH could do with a bit more of what is going on up in Missouri, i remember a few years back a semiPRO boxer did the same, but if i remember right he got this bastard good, the LEO didnt bother him again, all them buttwipes do is hide behind badges. that is all it is, if anyone sees it different well whatever! Rich Stephens i hope that donut eater takes your challenge, i would love to see it, make sure someone tapes it k, ill pay for the tape! RICH, if ya ever get down to MIAMIBEACH, let me know. i have an offer of a temp job for you, it pays very well!

Ken
Ken

The police chief is an idiot for suggesting that a perfectly legitimate challenge that will ultimately benefit his own and other police departments is a threat.Most cops are INDEED cowards that hide behind not only their badge and gun, but the good ole boy network that supports and condones their bully tactics.I've never had a run-in with any police, not even a ticket but I can spot a turd with a pot metal badge a country mile away.

Kenny Powers
Kenny Powers

I think what he is doing is ok; certainly not "dangerous". Cops need to be held accountable, just as everyone else does. He obviously doesn't feel that filing a formal complaint will go anywhere, so he is going a different route. There is nothing against the law about challenging someone to a MMA fight and nothing against the law about having a sign on his truck.

I can't count the number of times that I have seen the cops use excessive force (in wide open public) and nothing is ever done about it. Perhaps this cop went overboard on the wrong dude.

noneyas
noneyas

i just think this guy is really nuts, he should file a formal complaint and go threw the proper channels and have it investigated

James Dalton
James Dalton

Take the biggest guy in the world, shatter his knee and he'll drop like a stone.

Bill Hannegan
Bill Hannegan

Sorry about the shaky internet connection that led to a triple post. I thought the connection had cut out.

Bill Hannegan
Bill Hannegan

mac, what exactly did the cop do to get this guy so over the top pissed off? This is a really dangerous, ugly situation. I don't live in Jefferson County, but if I went after a City cop this way I would be risking my life. I am sure the cop is nervous too. I hope Chad looks into this further.

Bill Hannegan
Bill Hannegan

mac, what exactly did the cop do to get this guy so over the top pissed off? This is a really dangerous, ugly situation. I don't live in Jefferson County, but I went after a City cop this way I would be risking my life. I hope Chad looks into this further.

Bill Hannegan
Bill Hannegan

mac, what exactly did the cop do to get this guy so over the top pissed off? This is a really dangerous, ugly situation. I don't live in Jefferson County, but I went after a City cop this way I would be risking my life. I hope Chad looks into this further.

mac
mac

Bill, its no more/less fair than the pigs using the badge to intimidate. Besides, just because he's big certainly doesnt mean he knows how to fight.

b
b

True to the cam comment. If I do recall this has happened before in Byrne's Mill

Anonymous
Anonymous

"The one thing here that doesn't make much sense though is that if I were the guy who got arrested I would want to show the rest of the world the cop's dash cam to prove my innocence."

Cops are wise to this, for the most part, and either disable it when they are going to break the law themselves, they position the vehicle so it does not capture the offense or as a last resort the footage simply gets 'lost'.

b
b

I find it hypocritical that the police chief of Byrnes Mill, a municipality that has a history of harassing citizens with its police department, can say that he feels this is threatening the police with a straight face. This department has a long history of complaints against it for questionable tactics and it looks like people have had enough.

The one thing here that doesn't make much sense though is that if I were the guy who got arrested I would want to show the rest of the world the cop's dash cam to prove my innocence.

If what he says is true, I wonder how brave the officer would be without this guy in handcuffs?

Bill Hannegan
Bill Hannegan

For a man 6'7" and over three hundred pounds to challenge anyone to a cage match is not very sporting, unless he is challenging Mike Tyson. More sporting would be a gun duel at fifty paces. That way the cop would have the advantage of a bigger target.

iHauler
iHauler

Great ad placement LOL

Carolannbuecker
Carolannbuecker

after all this time, i wonder what happened. you break the law, you pay. no matter if its byrnes mill , north county, south county or the city. there has been more then one person that has been ticketed, and sues the byrnes mill police. what i think? quit breaking the law.

iHauler
iHauler

Like that ever works out. Rich is the wrong cllor to file a complaint and have anything done about it.

Now Trending

St. Louis Concert Tickets

From the Vault

 

General

Loading...