What started as a traffic stop for speeding, ended with Daniel McIsaac in handcuffs. In the video the Lincoln County Deputy is seen saying to McIsaac, “Sir, get out of the vehicle you are under arrest. McIsaac says, “Why am I under arrest?” McIsaac’s wife Claire is in the passenger seat watching her husband as she describes what is going on, "He's taking him to the back of his squad car. He's putting him in the back seat."
In the five minute video McIsaac is asking the officer for identification. McIsaac says, “How do I even know you're even a cop? Deputy Scott Denning says, “Sir, get out of the vehicle right now!” McIsaac asks, “Show me your identification.” Deputy Denning says, “I don't have to show you my identification." Claire tells KPVI, "I was terrified. I thought like, ‘This has got to be a dream or something, like something is wrong. Like this is... this is not happening."
On the night of April 15th McIsaac and his wife were on their way to Boise from Idaho Falls, when he claims he unlawfully arrested. He says, "I don't believe I committed a crime beyond potentially speeding." Unsure if this was a real officer, McIsaac called 911 to ensure the deputy’s identity. In the video McIsaac is seen talking to dispatch saying, “He asked me to get out of the vehicle, I have no idea why, but I'd like another unit to be down here. As you know it could be very dangerous people impersonating cops and stuff."
After learning that he actually was an officer, Deputy Scott Denning is his name according to the Idaho Repository, McIsaac complied with Denning’s command. Denning says, “I need you to step out of the vehicle please,” asking McIsaac for his license and registration.
KPVI called the Lincoln County Sheriff’s office, and Deputy Henson tells us that in Denning’s report he says McIsaac was smoking a cigarette and blew smoke in his face. McIsaac says, "I was smoking a cigarette. I mean I didn't intentionally blow it in his face, if I did, the recording would show that though. I'm sure. I wouldn't intentionally instigate anything."
Now McIsaac is facing two misdemeanor charges, one for resisting or obstructing an officer and for making a false report to 911. We made calls to different sheriff’s offices to find out if officers have to show identification when asked. We found out it varies between counties. McIsaac’s arraignment is scheduled for Friday morning.