A 23-year-old man is now facing several charges after walking his intoxicated neighbor home.
As Blavity reports, Samir Ahmed had locked himself out of his Silver Springs, Maryland, home on Nov. 17 when he spotted his drunk neighbor passed out near his lawn.
Ahmed said he helped the man up and guided him home, but when he returned to his own door, there were police officers there. Someone had called the authorities on the man Ahmed walked home.
Ahmed said that after he answered a series of questions, an officer told him:
“I think you’re the intoxicated one.”
Four police officers pinned Ahmed to his car and arrested him. In a viral video of the arrest, an officer tells bystanders who are defending the young man that “he’s under the influence.”
Ahmed’s neighbors vouched for his sobriety and persistently tried to convince officers to release him. One of them yelled out:
“It was a man that was out here that was unconscious. He helped the man.”
Another bystander further questioned the reason for Ahmed’s arrest, to which an officer responded:
“We don’t answer to you.”
According to WUSA9, police confirmed they never found the drunk man they were called for.
Ahmed is facing numerous charges, including resisting arrest, possession of marijuana, and disorderly conduct.
He shared a post on Instagram pleading for others to help him shed light on his wrongful arrest.