Viral Footage Show Minnesota Police Arresting an FBI Agent by Mistake
A video has gone viral that some on social media think shows police in Minnesota arresting a black FBI agent by mistake. However, it turns out that the video actually was recorded a year ago, and the man who originally posted it, who uses the handle “This is Nike,” has retweeted multiple comments saying the man in the video is not an FBI agent. Others who know the man say he’s not an FBI agent, although it’s not clear what he does for a job. The police do let him go after seeing his ID.
The video shows two police officers cuffing a tall black man who accuses them of engaging in racial profiling against him. “You guys are the dumbest motherf*ckers… You are stupid. I don’t know how you became a cop. Anybody can become a cop. You guys had no reason to go to college than to become a cop and harass me and assume I’m someone I’m not,” he says.
He then shows them his wallet. “Look at it. Oh what does that say. Ohhhh, oh my God. Get the f* off me dude. Call your supervisor over here. You guys are the stupidest mother*ckers I’ve ever met in my life.”
When another officer comes up, the man says, “These guys are racial profiling me. They assume someone I’m not. They assume I’m someone I’m not. I need their cards. I need your card.”
He then asks for a card, calling them the “dumbest mother*ckers. You assume someone… that’s all you guys do.”
One person who shared the video was Theo Shantonas. He wrote, “Police accidentally arrested an FBI agent after racially profiling him.” It’s been viewed more than 2 million times. Shantonas calls himself an “independent media commentator” on Twitter. He later wrote, though, “Hearing now that my source may be wrong! (The difficulties of live reporting!) After a bit of digging I’m told it is this guy on insta….possibly makes this video even better that it a regular dude that schooled those cops.”
The video was first posted by the user on Instagram called This is Nike on May 31. He says that he held onto the video for a year.