According to college junior Samir Hill, the only reason he was taken down to a police station and handcuffed to a chair for nearly two hours while police officers searched his car is that a video went viral showing Hill, 21, and his ankle-breaking moves on the police officers during a pickup basketball game days prior, Complex reports.
Hill, a Philadelphia native and student at Allegany College of Maryland, explained how he was home from college and playing basketball with some little kids outside on the court, when two police officers approached and started to talk smack about how Hill wasn’t that good. Hill challenged the officers to a game and told Complex that he crossed up the officers every chance he got.
Onlookers whipped out their smartphones to record the 2-on-2 matchup between the two police officers and Hill and his friend.
“The first cop, I crossed him and laid it up,” Hill said. Hill said the cop then got his partner to guard Hill, but the footage shows that the other officer didn’t stand a chance, either.
“So he put his partner on me—the second one, the one I made fall. Everyone went crazy,” Hill described.
The videos circulated widely on social media, with NFL superstar Chad Johnson reposting the video as well.
But then, in a third video, Hill is seen with handcuffs on, being arrested by the same cops with whom he had played basketball days earlier.
Source: The Root | DIANA OZEMEBHOYA EROMOSELE