Watch: Black Man Stopped by Cop for ‘Walking With His Hands in His Pockets’

Stephen A. Crockett Jr.
A police officer stops a black man walking in Pontiac, Mich., after he claims he received calls that the man was making people nervous as he was walking with his hands in his pockets on a cold day. The officer also recorded the incident on his iPhone. 
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On a brisk day around 4:30 p.m. in Pontiac, Mich., a black man was walking down the street with his hands in his pockets when a police officer stopped him. His charge: walking with his hands in his pockets.  

This is not a joke.

Video of the incident, which has been making the rounds across social media, shows the cop, who also recorded the incident, explaining to the man that his walking around was "making people nervous. They said you had your hands in your pockets."


"Wow, walking by having your hands in your pockets makes people nervous [enough] to call the police, when it's snowing outside?" the unidentified man says. "There's 10,000 people in Pontiac right now with their hands in their pockets."

The Pontiac police officer acknowledges that the man is right but notes that "we do have a lot of robberies, so just checking on you. You're fine, you're good?" he asks.

Watch the man's reaction below:

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