A can of tea can apparently land you in the can
May 2, 2013
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A recent YouTube video captured an overzealous security guard
accusing a 24-year-old man of drinking alcohol in the parking lot of a
liquor store, and then subsequently arresting him. The kicker, of
course, was that the 24-year-old was only drinking Arizona brand Half
and Half Iced Tea.
Warning, video contains strong language
As rapper Xstrav
(Xstravagant), AKA Christopher Beatty, and his friend Tony Brown waited
for their friend in the parking lot of the Cumberland County ABC Liquor
Store in Fayetteville, North Carolina, an alleged plainclothes officer
walked up to them demanding to know what Beatty was drinking.
Naturally, Beatty was taken aback by the seemingly normal man
approaching him and asking to inspect his drink. He held the can at
arm’s length, allowing the man, who merely identified himself as
“police” verbally, to read the label, but refused to allow the strange
man to hold (or sip) the drink.
The man, professing to be a police officer, next asks Beatty to leave
the property for trespassing, even though Beatty explained he was there
in the parking lot waiting to make a future purchase.
The video clearly shows the supposed undercover officer did not
immediately identify himself as a policeman before he began questioning
Beatty, and only quickly flashes what may be a badge three seconds
before he demands the man put his hands on the trunk of his own car.
Without reading him his rights or divulging the charge for which he
was making the arrest, the security guard begins handcuffing Beatty in
the parking lot, while another seemingly drunk man wanders around the
parking lot violating the well-known law of public intoxication.-[Full Article]