A TEENAGE rapper claims he was racially profiled and his car was attacked by residents in an affluent neighborhood.
Two white men have now been arrested after video showed the damage to 16-year-old Jermaine Jones’ $30,000 Mercedes car and he was confronted in Sanford, Florida.
The video, posted by Jones’ father when he arrived at the scene, shows men yelling at the teenager and also accusing him of drag racing in their neighborhood.
Donald Eugene Corsi, 52, and Howard Oral Hughes, 61, have now been arrested.
The incident happened in the same city where African American teenager Trayvon Martin was killed in 2012, sparking the Black Lives Matter movement.
“I was racially profiled while driving through my friends neighborhood,” Jermaine Jones wrote on Instagram.
“They didn’t like the way I drove, so they felt the need to hit my car with a cone and throw a rock through my window.
“All I wanted to do was de-escalate until the police came because I didn’t want to charge without reason.”
In the video, a man wearing sunglasses yells in Jones’ face and says, “Burn out and speed through my fucking neighborhood you f***wad!”
Jermaine stayed behind until police arrived at the scene, although she was told to leave the scene.
Corsi faces charges of damaging property and firing a gun into a vehicle.
Hughes was charged with criminal damage and a misdemeanor battery.
Both men have since been released from Seminole prison on bail.
Trayvon was just 17 years old when he was fatally shot by George Zimmerman, a neighborhood watch volunteer.
After leaving the store, he walked through a Florida neighborhood notorious for robberies.
The unarmed teenager was walking home from a 7-Eleven after buying Skittles and an iced tea when he was targeted by Zimmerman, who was acquitted of second-degree murder.
https://www.the-sun.com/news/5580905/rapper-wealthy-residents-smashed-mercedes-racially-profiled/ The 16-year-old rapper says wealthy Florida residents smashed up a $30,000 Mercedes after being “racially profiled” as two people arrested