Watch: Guy Gets Arrested For Refusing To Give Cop His Sweet Tea

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If you’re in North Carolina, make sure you don’t make the mistake of drinking sweet tea in front of a cop: It could land you in jail.

On April 29, rapper Christopher “Xstrav” Beatty was placed under arrest for being unwilling to hand his can of AriZona Iced Tea to an undercover cop as he waited to meet some friends in front of a State liquor store.

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The video of the incident was uploaded to YouTube with the following description:

Xstrav and Tino Brown at the ABC Liquor store located in Fayeteville North Carolina waiting for Money Mal to come so that they could purchase some liquor. Suddenly an undercover cop approaches the both of them and demands to see what Xstrav is drinking. X shows him that its an Arizona Half And Half Ice Tea, the undercover demands that he hands it over so that he can read the ingredients. Once Xstrav denies handing over his can the cop tells him to leave the property for trespassing. Out of nowhere an actual drunken stranger walks up starts giving shout outs and smelling like liquor…OBVIOUSLY drunk and he is just ignored and walks away without incident. Then the cop tells X to put his hands behind his back so X gets arrested for trespassing. This is just a classic case of a cop taking advantage of his power and arresting a another black man for not doing things the way HE wanted him to do them. X was asked to show him what is in the can…After showing the cop that it was an Arizona Tea, that should’ve been it but because he didn’t put it in the cops hand, the cop was upset and decided to put any charge on him.

Beatty was reportedly slapped with formal charges of Misdemeanor Second Degree Trespass and Misdemeanor Resisting Public Officer (read: not allowing himself to be harassed by a cop and pointed out that the officer was in the wrong).

 

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  • FreedomFighter

    He should have poured some it out on the ground and told the officer to sniff it.

    Laus Deo
    Semper FI

  • Ramrod1776

    I wonder why there isn’t a thousand comments on his video. Is it because the victim in this video is Black ? It is apparent that this is not an undercover policeman acting in his official capacity as a police officer. He is an off duty cop, unarmed, working at a liqueur store. Most police don’t determine if a person is trust passing, this is determined by the owner. The reason the officer threatened the Victim with trespassing is because he is the working for the owner, and not the police force.
    This over reach of police authority has become an issue, since most police officers think that they are always a police officer. This is legally not true. An officer working for a liqueur store, is an employee of the liqueur store, and if he over steps his authority, watch how soon the city or county sets this officer adrift to protect their funds. If the victim in this case sues for abuse, why should the city or county waste funds defending this officer, when this occurred off duty. This same over reach happens when there is an argument in a bar and a bar employee approaches a patron and claims they are a police officer and if the patron doesn’t behave they will be arrested for multiple offenses including resisting a police officer. If the officer is off duty and working for the bar, how is the patron resisting a police officer. They may be resisting an employee of the bar but not a police officer.