A former Florida theme park security guard was arrested for racially profiling and falsely detaining a Black teen who was riding his bike to basketball practice.
Video shows Luis Santos, 54 driving his vehicle alongside the 18 Year-Old who was riding his bicycle early in the morning on June 8.
Santiago called 911 claiming that the unidentified teen was seen on video “breaking into cars” and that he thought the teen had stolen a bike.
Santos identified himself as an off-duty officer…
Santos can be heard on cellphone asking the teen: “You work here? You live here?”.
The teen stopped and answered Santos’ questions before the situation quickly escalated.
Santos said, “You’re not going anywhere”, stepping out of his vehicle. “You’re being detained. You’re not going anywhere.”
The young man can be heard saying “sorry.”
Santos was booked into the county jail, but later released just hours after posting $2,500 bond.