Video of an arrest of a #MontgomeryCounty
man is going viral and getting attention from celebrities, such as Comedian D.L. Hughley.
The clip has more than 13,000 likes and hundreds of comments on Instagram.
The footage shows a 23-year-old man being arrested after he said he was trying to help a #drunkneighbor
The man being arrested in the video is Samir Ahmed. The 23-year-old was unavailable for an interview on Saturday but shared his version of the story with WUSA's Michael Quander.
Ahmed said he got home around 11 a.m. Nov. 17 and found a #drunk
man passed out near his front yard on #Malibu
Drive. He told his followers on #Instagram
that he picked the man up and walked him home.
Ahmed said he did a good deed but came face-to-face with police when he got back home. Someone already called 911 for the man Ahmed just said he helped.
The suspicion of #marijuana
gave police probable cause to search Ahmed, but law enforcement claimed Ahmed refused and gave them a hard time. He was arrested and charged with resisting arrest, disorderly conduct and other charges.
Court documents confirmed that police never found the person they were originally searching for but were talking to Ahmed in front of his house because that is where they were called and his car door was open.
Officers in the video yelled that they thought Ahmed was #intoxicated
, but he claimed he was sober.
Ahmed told WUSA he received a citation for a small amount of marijuana he had with him.
The biggest complaint from neighbors who were heard in the video was that this incident happened while Ahmed was trying to help a man in need. #melanin #panafrican #foodforthought #blackisbeautiful #blackwomenrock #blacklivesmatter #blackexcellence #culture #blackmagic #rbg #melaninrich #blackmenrock #embracebeauty #blackunity #blackmedia #Blacknews #BlackmediaMatters #Amerikkka #EndPoliceBrutality #ThisIsAmerica