A black man in Texas was arrested for walking in the middle of a street during a snowstorm – but the misdemeanor charge has since been dropped, police said.
Video of the encounter last Tuesday shows Rodney Reese, 18, walking home from his job at Walmart in the middle of a snow-covered street when Plano cops approached him for a wellness check.
“Dude, stop, we’re trying to help you,” one officer said before hopping out of a police cruiser. Another cop then asked Reese, who is wearing a T-shirt, jeans and no coat, if he needed a ride somewhere, the clip shows.
“Nah, I’m straight,” Reese flatly replied.
The officers said they were “just trying to make sure” Reese was OK, but he ignored their commands to stop and talk to them while continuing to head home.
“Can you calm down?” one female officer told Reese. “We just want to talk to you … You’re walking in the middle