A Florida man was captured on cellular phone video final week displaying his complete total A-S-S earlier than being taken into police custody inside a busy airport.
The Orlando Sentinel studies that 59-year-old Jeffrey Epstein—who’s a licensed medical physician in Lakeland, FL—was confronted by police at Orlando Worldwide Airport early Thursday (Aug. 16), and when he refused to cooperate, he was thrown to the bottom and pepper sprayed.
Whereas police tried to restrain Epstein, who’s white, he might be heard shouting: “You’re treating me like a f***ing black particular person!”
A bystander recorded the complete incident from the second police arrived, which you’ll be able to watch beneath:
Police responded to a name from OIA airline staff simply earlier than 6 a.m. about a disorderly traveler, who was allegedly yelling obscenities whereas standing in a ticket line.
When Epstein observed the officers approaching him, he “threw his fingers within the air” and yelled that “police had come to arrest him,” his arrest affidavit said. Police stated Epstein refused their orders to go away the airport, and he “continued to yell and say to arrest him.”
Epstein might be heard shouting “don’t damage me, you perceive? Don’t damage me” a number of instances within the video as police tried to restrain him. He was ultimately taken to the bottom and pepper sprayed after refusing to be handcuffed, police stated within the affidavit.
Watch this and await the punchline. He stated, in shock and desperation “You’re treating me like a fucking Black particular person.”
Suppose on that for a second. With all of this happening, that’s what got here to his thoughts. Police brutality, to him, is one thing reserved for Black folks. pic.twitter.com/3Wp1bzJPSN
— Shaun King (@shaunking) August 17, 2018
After Epstein was taken into custody, he ended up within the hospital after complaining about chest ache. Whereas en path to the hospital, Epstein stated he “created a very large disturbance and I did it on goal,” in line with the affidavit. Whereas looking out him, police stated they discovered a “baggie” of marijuana on his particular person.
As soon as Epstein arrived on the hospital, he refused to talk to a physician, so he was then taken to the Orange County Jail, police stated. He was charged with battery on a regulation enforcement officer, resisting an officer with violence, trespassing after warning and possession of hashish of lower than 20 grams. He was briefly booked and launched on $1,800 bail.
The video made its rounds on social media and was shared on Fb and retweeted on Twitter hundreds of instances, with many customers expressing outrage that he would shout about being “handled like a black particular person.” Many customers identified that if he was actually being handled “like a black particular person,” he can be useless proper now.
“If he had been actually being handled like a black particular person his title can be adopted by a hashtag right now!” one Twitter person wrote. “I stated the identical factor… he wasn’t shot useless and left within the streets,” echoed one other.
I stated the identical factor… he wasn’t shot useless and left within the streets
— AtlDreamgirl5 (@dstdreamgirl) August 17, 2018
One other Twitter person wrote: “I gained’t go so far as stating the apparent, but when that is [deemed] ‘treating me like a black particular person’ then please deal with us like this. I feel I converse for almost all of us once I say we’d desire this technique of therapy over dying.”
I gained’t go so far as stating the apparent, but when that is deem “ treating me like a black particular person “ then please deal with us like this. I feel I converse for almost all of us once I say we’d desire this technique of therapy over dying.
— Henny Hardaway (@Robby_witdatool) August 17, 2018
“If he had been black or brown he would’ve been sprayed [without] warning and I’m not speaking about pepper spray both,” stated one other Twitterer, alluding to the person being “sprayed” with bullets.
If he had been black or brown he would’ve been sprayed w/o warning & I’m not speaking about pepper spray both..
— ?? J(H)AVS ?? (@Thereal_VSOP) August 17, 2018
Epstein spoke with native information station WESH 2 outdoors the Orange County Jail after he was launched and stated he created the disturbance on goal to “show a level” about police brutality.
“When you’re going to do that to a white physician, who’s 59-years-old, for doing nothing, then why would black individuals belief you?” he stated. “I’m a conservative Republican, I’m a Trump man. However till the police repair this drawback, I don’t blame black individuals for being upset after they get arrested.”
Epstein stated he was additionally making an attempt to show airways a lesson about customer support.
“I used to be no hazard. I used to be being loud as a result of I needed everybody to see,” he stated. “I needed every thing to be out within the open. Huge corporations must handle their clients, and after they name the cops in, they acquired to deescalate, not escalate.”