Being the spokesman for ADT home security doesn't mean ish when you're a black man. Ving Rhames was held at gunpoint inside of his home after his own neighbor called the police on him. Hear the not-so-shocking story inside...
Another day, another story about the hardships of being a black man in America. And since folks aren't getting any consequences for these ridiculous 9-1-1 calls..
Ving Rhames recently opened up about a terrible incident he encountered with police after his neighbor called 9-1-1 on him. While chopping it up on "The Clay Cane Show," the Baby Boy actor shared a story about how the police showed up on HIS doorstep in Santa Monica, California pointing a 9mm gun at him. The incident happened sometime this year.
“I am in my home, it was around 2:15 p.m. in the afternoon,” the Mission Impossible star shared. “I have a screen door and then I have a wooden door.... I’m in my house, I’m in a pair of basketball shorts only. I have two English bulldog puppies. I hear a noise in my backyard, but I’m thinking the puppies are just running around, and then I get a knock on the front door.”
After opening the door, he's met with a 9mm gun pointed at his face.
“I open the door and there is a red dot pointed at my face from a 9mm. They say put up your hands, literally," he continued. "I just walked and opened up the door....Then they said 'open the front screen door.' They say do it with one hand so then I have to do it with one hand. My hands are up and they have me outside."
After getting a good look, the chief of police recognized him, but not because of his celebrity. He recognized him because Ving's son played against his son in sports.
"They said it was a mistake and apologized. I said, 'Well why are doing this?' He said to me 'A woman called 9-1-1 and said a large black man was breaking into the house' and so they came."
Ving and the police walked across the street to the person who made the call and they DENIED ever making the call in the first place. Bruh.
While Ving luckily made it out of the situation without being harmed, he couldn't help but think about what would have happened if his son had answered the door.
“My problem is, as I said this to them, what if it was my son and he had a video game remote or something and you thought it was a gun?” Ving asked. "Just like Trayvon [Martin] had a bag of skittles."
Take a listen to the interview below:
He's literally the face of ADT yet...racism. Even when you're a veteran Hollywood actor, if you're black "THEY" will still treat you as such.
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