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Video emerges of Dan Bilzerian asking cop for gun at Vegas shooting; cop shuts him down

Video emerges of Dan Bilzerian asking cop for gun at Vegas shooting; cop shuts him down Featured Dan Bilzerian (Facebook)

A video clip was posted to Instagram that shows social media star and Navy veteran Dan Bilzerian running up to a concrete barricade and asking a cop for his firearm during the Las Vegas shooting on Sunday.

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Dan Bilzerian (Instagram)

Bilzerian recently came under fire for calling Medal of Honor recipient Dakota Meyer a “retard” who’s “blogging” for “five minutes of fame.”

Bilzerian has nearly 23 million followers on Instagram, more than 12 million followers on Facebook and almost 1.5 million followers on Twitter.

Bilzerian posted video clips to Instagram Stories this week defending himself against Meyer’s criticism following the shooting, when Meyer called him out after Bilzerian posted videos showing himself “running away” from the Las Vegas shooting on Sunday.

In the latest clip of Bilzerian, he runs up to a barricade, asks a cop for his gun, and is promptly shut down by the police officer, who says he doesn’t know who Bilzerian is, and that he should “know better” than to ask for a weapon.

Rapid-fire shots can be heard in the background as Bilzerian runs toward the barricade. Then several cops come around and crouch next to Bilzerian and the person filming the video.

Bilzerian runs over to them to ask for a gun.

One cop is then heard yelling: “Get the fu-k away from me right now.”

“I don’t care, I don’t know who you are,” the cop then says, as Bilzerian tries to show him something.

“You don’t want the help,” Bilzerian asks.

“You know better than that,” the cop says. “I don’t know who the fu-k you are.”

“I just showed you my creds,” Bilzerian says.

This is the video clip posted to Instagram by F-1 Firearms:

Marine Corps combat veteran and Medal of Honor recipient Dakota Meyer called out Bilzerian for running away from those who needed help during the Las Vegas shooting late Sunday night, and also for filming himself running away and using that footage to garner followers. Bilzerian had said he took two women to the hospital, got his gun and went back to the scene to help.

The Back and Forth

“Dan Bilzerian is a coward, and he thinks it’s video-worthy,” Meyer said in a Facebook video he posted Monday. “Are you kidding me?”

“To video himself passing someone [who got shot in the head] – either he’s a liar and looking for followers or a coward,” Meyer said.

On Tuesday, Bilzerian addressed this, “because this news is a such a bunch of fu—g bullshit.”

Bilzerian said news outlets “print whatever is going to get the most clicks,” and told his followers “you can’t get the real deal anymore.”

“They publish some fu—g guy’s account, sitting behind a laptop fu—g typing trying to get his five minutes of fame,” Bilzerian continued. “He’s there blogging about me while I’m fu—g delivering 8,000 pounds of food and water to Vegas and going to hospitals. What the fu-k is he doing?”

“To be clear, the first fu—g thing I did after we dropped those two girls off at the hospital is, I went and got my gun and I went straight fu—g back there and was there for three fu—g hours,” he added.

“Dan Bilzerian is a coward, and he thinks it’s video-worthy,” Meyer said in a Facebook video he posted Monday. “Are you kidding me?”

“To video himself passing someone [who got shot in the head] – either he’s a liar and looking for followers or a coward,” Meyer said.

“We look at peoples’ followers, we look at how cool their life looks on Instagram and we start looking up to them,” Meyer said in the beginning of his video, explaining that he, too, used to look up to Bilzerian and got “caught up” in the hype.

Later in the video, Meyer added: “Listen, I wouldn’t be upset with him if he wasn’t always trying to talk around and play operator,” saying that it was “part of the problem.”

“He would rather [take a] video than do what’s right,” Meyer added.