A Georgia man who had called the police on Ahmaud Arbery just minutes before he was shot dead, reveals he was ‘suspicious’ of Arbery’s ‘saggy pants’.
The anonymous man who is a resident of the Brunswick area where Arbery was killed said that he had seen Arbery wandering around a construction site around 350 yards home and had decided to call the police on him, the Daily Mail reveals.
Arbery was killed in cold blood by two white men on February 23. The unidentified man shared, “I saw the fella earlier before it happened, and I called the police probably about 10 minutes before it happened. I didn’t call 911, I called the non-emergency number. I saw him running but he wasn’t running through the neighborhood.”
He had called the authorities on a non-emergency number as the unidentified ‘intruder’ trespassing on the property for several minutes on that fateful day. “The fella entered a home under construction that he really had no business in. He was inside a house, it’s on my neighbor’s security camera,” the unknown man revealed.
The caller was asked why he had become suspicious to which he responded, “He wasn’t out for a jog, put it like that … You don’t go jogging wearing saggy pants, saggy shorts.” Only moments after he had left the vacant property, he was shot dead by father and son duo Gregory and Travis McMichael who claim that they had been attempting to catch a burglary suspect.
The current owner of the under-construction property, Larry English Jr, had purchased the property in 2016 and has a sign outside which warns, “Trespassers will be prosecuted to the full extent of the law.” English revealed he had been working three hours away when he was alerted that something had triggered the security camera on his phone.
He brushed it off as being a cat or dog and checked only 15 minutes later. When he checked and saw an unidentified male, he asked a friend what was happening but by then the shooting had already taken place.
Via an attorney, English said, “The English family had no relationship with the McMichaels and did not even know what had occurred until after Mr. Arbery’s death was reported to them. Mr. English would never have sought a vigilante response, much less one resulting in a tragic death.”
We had earlier reported that Arbery was hit by three gunshot blasts, not two, on February 23, according to an autopsy. A report of the autopsy results released on Monday, May 11, showed that one shot grazed 25-year-old Arbery’s right wrist, while the other two struck him in the chest.
After a video of the assault was recently released on social media, the incident sparked a widespread racial outcry in the country and has led many to question why the suspects were arrested only after the outrage. No arrests were made in the case for over two months.
Celebrities like Jay-Z and Meek Mill and others at Roc Nation are demanding justice over the death of Arbery. Jay-Z along with several others including Alicia Keys and Yo Gotti have signed an open letter. The letter has been addressed to Georgia Governor Brian Kemp, Georgia AG Christopher Darr, and District Attorney Tom Durden, TMZ reports. They want the two killers Gregory and Travis McMichael to be treated fairly but swiftly so that they can be charged with felony convictions.