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.
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(((PLEASE SHARE AND TAG)))) On Saturday November,17,2018 at 11:00am I was locked out my house, so I called a Lyft to a friends house. While I was outside I realized that an intoxicated man had just fell down right by my front yard. I asked if he was okay,but he was so drunk he could barely talk. So I lifted him up and took him home. While walking him home I asked why was he drinking so much, so early in the morning. Unfortunately he was grieving the loss of his brother who passed away a few days ago. I knocked on the door and made sure he got inside home safely then walked back home. When i returned home i seen there where police men and firefighters outside my house. I asked “is there a fire”. The officer responded saying they where called there because someone was intoxicated and needed medical attention. Apparently before I had seen the drunk guy he was unconscious in somebodies lawn.I explained how I carried him home, and showed my ID to prove that I lived on the residence. After answering all there questions in a respectful manner, one the officers said”I think you’re the intoxicated one”. I was later arrested as seen my in the video but was never told what for till literally 3 hours later. I’m currently fighting four charges and Fox 5, NBC, and CBS won’t shed light on this situation SO PLEASE SHARE! Shout out to the Peters family for recording and all the love and support they showed through this situation.
Ahmed is set to go to court in January regarding the charges.