Rochae Davis had a black Afro pick tucked into her waistband.
That’s reportedly what surveillance footage picked up as she was walking around Croydon in South London, and that is what the armed police who apprehended her supposedly identified as being a gun, the Croydon Advertiser reports.
The 15-year-old girl spent nine hours in police custody last Friday, having been arrested on suspicion of having a firearm.
Rochae’s mother, Simone Davis, said that it is all just “a terrible mistake,” saying, “There is no way my daughter would have a gun—she isn’t that type of girl.”
Rochae was meeting up with friends over the weekend at a McDonald’s when a girl from another school, who was looking for a fight, confronted her, the Advertiser reports.
“This girl had been bothering Rochae for months, wanting a fight with her over something really stupid,” Simone Davis explained to the news site. “My daughter didn’t want to back down, so she agreed in order to save face.”
So the two girls, along with their friends, went off to find a place where they could fight without being caught on surveillance.
Source: The Root