Florida Teen Runs From White Officer Because “White People Do Weird Stuff”
By: Naturally Triece
A 19-year-old Floridian reportedly tried to out run an officer with the Clearwater Police Department this past week, after he was suspected of possessing marijuana. His reason for running was simple. The teen claimed that he doesn’t like “white people touching” him, and added that “white people do weird stuff,” according to the Smoking Gun.
Officer Joseph May was at a local gas station on Tuesday morning when Taurus Jabriel Brown allegedly approached him. The officer says that he recognized Brown as a local gang member. Brown reportedly said that he would like to become an officer one day, and offered to shake May’s hand. The two shook hands, and that’s when the officer allegedly noticed a marijuana “blunt” tucked behind Brown’s ear.
“Is this weed?” May asked, grabbing the blunt from Brown. “How stupid are you?”
He then told Brown to place his hands behind his back, but Brown allegedly “pulled away and attempted to run out of the front door.”
May claims in his report that he chased the teen, and used a take-down method to pull him to the floor. While on the floor, the teen allegedly stated, “Damn man! All this for weed? Wow bro, you must want to make an arrest.”
When May was questioned about trying to run from the officer, he said “I don’t like white people touching me, white people do weird stuff.”
He then went on to say that he’d just been making a joke about being touched by white people.
Brown has been charged with marijuana possession and obstruction.