Police Release Video Of Man Who Wanted Player Removed From Gym For Basketball Foul
The 911 call of the incident has also been released.
Police bodycam footage of the man who called 911 after being fouled too hard in a pickup basketball game has been released. Released by the Loudon County Sheriff’s Office, the video shows a police officer responding to a call made from an LA Fitness in Sterling, Virginia.
As the video can be seen via The Kansas City Star, one of the employees explains to the officer what happened, he then confronts the man who called the police for being fouled and the man who fouled him.
Here’s a breakdown of the exchange:
SCREENER: So big man pushed me in the back while we’re standing underneath the basketball— all I did was make a basketball play into him like this [mimes making a basketball play into him]. That’s all I did. If he wants to cry about that that’s a basketball — it’s part of basketball.
SCREENEE: Brandon, Brandon, you know that you didn’t do that. Admit what you did. Admit what you did —
SCREENER: No. That’s all I did.
“Is this something where you’re gonna press charges for assault and battery, or just some heated basketball shit?” the officer asks the man who made the 911 call. The exchange then continues:
SCREENEE: I mean, I thought it was just heated, but I mean, I’m not gonna have him run straight down, and elbow me in the head —
SCREENER: And I’m not gonna take you punching me in the back either.
SCREENEE: I know but —
SCREENER: And then you called me a bitch right afterwards too.
SCREENEE: I called it, yeah.
POLICE: Sounds to me like some normal basketball shit.
SCREENER: That’s all it is.
POLICE [to SCREENEE]: What is it?
SCREENEE: [long pause] It’s not normal basketball shit.
From there, a manager at the gym steps in and tells the two that they can either stay or go, while the cop informs the man who called 911 that all he can do is press charges. After realizing that the manager won’t remove the man who fouled him unless he also leaves too, he throws his hands up and returns to the basketball court.
Check out the video as well as the 911 call here.
Source: The Kansas City Star