Skip to comments.Head of SC NAACP arrested after incident at dry cleaners
Posted on 07/17/2013 6:11:25 AM PDT by Gamecock
COLUMBIA, S.C. The head of the SC NAACP, Lonnie Randolph, was arrested Friday night at a Five Points dry cleaners after a disagreement with employees.
According to the incident report, Columbia police were called to Tripps Fine Cleaner at 830 Harden Street around 7:15 p.m. Friday.
An employee told officers that Randolph, 63, refused to pay his bill, refused to leave the premises after being asked to do so several times and then began to act erratically.
Once Randolph was escorted out of the business by police officers, the employee told officers the manager wanted Randolph banned from the business, at which point Randolph reportedly became agitated and acted erratically. According to the incident report, he raised his voice and resisted officers attempts to move him to and into a patrol car. After a brief tussle, which included an officer kneeing Randolph in the stomach twice and slapping him on the chest once, Randolph was put in the patrol car.
Paramedics were called to the scene and took Randolph to Palmetto Health Richland, where he declined treatment.
Interim Police Chief Reuben Santiago, who was informed of developments, told officers to ticket Randolph and release him. City manager Teresa Wilson, also informed as the incident unfolded, responded to the scene.
Efforts to Reach Randolph and his attorney, Joe McCullough, late Tuesday were unsuccessful.
Obviously did this for Trayvon.
Another victim of poor impulse control.
No Dry Cleaning, No Peace!!!!!
Get Al Sharpton to go down there and energize the “community” to burn it down. Isn’t that what he did back in the day?
The dry cleaner probably insisted on seeing a receipt.
How racist of them. /s
Receipts be old school.
Didn’t think he had to pay for extra starch in his hoodie...
Laundry be racist!
Feeling entitled. Payback for slavery which ended 150 years ago.
He said he thought he saw the dry cleaner wearing his coat at the movies. That’s what caused the argument. When he got the boat back he found a movie ticket stub in the pocket.
They be “Martinizing” the brotha’s clothes.
What’s he doing in SC? I thought they were boycotting us.
No tickie, no shirtie.
Oh that’s good.
Isn't the above called "resisting arrest"? A crime in itself?
"Interim Police Chief Reuben Santiago, who was informed of developments, told officers to ticket Randolph and release him."
Blacks are now the privileged class. I, being a "creepy ass cracker" would have been booked on resisting arrest, and probably public disorderly conduct, and went to jail.
If there is no more to this story, another black got off with a ticket when he should have been brought up on charges. The political authorities are now obviously scared to confront blacks or they just don't care about their oaths and duty. And yet the black race baiters still complain about being targets.
As many say on the board, "This is not going to end well".