ORLANDO, FLORIDA — This doctor made a huge scene at an airport. However, after he was arrested, he revealed the true nature and intention of his disturbance.
When you take a look at this video, you may think this doctor — Jeffrey Epstein — is crazy and possibly racist. Yet, after he starts talking to Orlando police, you might think otherwise.
Well, no. You’ll probably still think he’s crazy AF. But…you’ll have a better understanding of why he acted an a** in the Orlando International Airport.
First, have a look at the video. Then, we’ll explain what happened afterwards.
WARNING: The following video contains graphic footage. Viewer discretion is advised.
According to WESH-2, after this incident, Jeffrey Epstein was charged with:
- battery on a law enforcement officer
- resisting arrest
- trespassing after a warning
- and disorderly conduct.
At least, that’s what an arrest affidavit reads from the Orlando Police Department.
SO, HERE’S WHAT HAPPENED
The source reports that, just before 6 a.m., police were called to investigate reports of an “unruly” passenger at an American Airlines ticket counter.
Apparently, Epstein had begun to yell after officers arrived.
Reportedly, after speaking with them for a moment, he began to calm down. However, he became re-agitated when he was told the airline wasn’t going to allow him on the flight due to his behavior.
That’s when Epstein allegedly took off his backpack, put his hands in the air, and asked officers to arrest him — as seen in the video.
Yet, also as seen in the video, the man pulled his arms to his chest and stayed tense, preventing officers from handcuffing him — resulting in a pepper spraying.
HERE’S WHERE IT GETS INTERESTING
WESH-2 reports that, after this doctor was arrested, authorities recalled Epstein complaining of chest pains.
Given the progressive nature of the arrest, he was taken to a hospital. Yet, while on the drive there, he came clean about the whole scenario.
He told one of the officers that he started that huge disturbance “on purpose,” as mentions the affidavit.
‘I did it on purpose’: Man arrested after causing disturbance at OIA https://t.co/evL0K5PZqS pic.twitter.com/cZmud6Adlg
— WESH 2 News (@WESH) August 17, 2018
Of course, the news source had to get a better understanding of the situation. So, after he was released from jail, WESH-2 caught up with him for an elaboration.
According to Epstein, he did it to “prove a point” regarding police use of force.
“If you’re going to do this to a white doctor, who’s 59-years-old — for doing nothing — then why would Black people trust you?” Epstein explained to the source regarding the incident.
“I’m a conservative Republican; I’m a Trump guy. But until the police fix this problem, I don’t blame Black people for being upset when they get arrested.”
The source says he also mentioned it being a lesson to airlines concerning customer service.
“I was no danger,” the doctor mentioned. “I was being loud because I wanted everyone to see. I wanted everything to be out in the open. Big companies have to take care of their customers, and when they call the cops in, they got to de-escalate, not escalate.”
Um, when it comes to police arresting Black males, what Epstein received is STILL very much a “good day.”
They didn’t pull out guns; they didn’t pull out tasers; they didn’t beat him with flashlights; they didn’t choke him out; and the basis for all of that, they didn’t fear for their lives.
So although Epstein was trying to prove point, he actually proved another one — that of “white privilege.” Officers didn’t feel threatened and didn’t move in to arrest him until he willingly raised his hands in surrender.
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