[Video] Texas Open Carrier Tased, Arrested After Being Told He Was “Free to Go”
Henry Vichique was tased and arrested following an interaction with a San Antonio police officer while he was openly carrying an AR-15 style rifle (legal in Texas).
The first officer questioned Vichique for several minutes and told him he was in danger of being shot by other concerned residents.
The first officer, while confrontational, was actually semi-reasonable, the issue came into play when a second officer showed up on the scene.
But before Vichique could go, another officer approached inserting himself into the situation. According to CBS Houston,
The officer then told him that he would follow him home to ensure that he makes it inside safely.
“You are not under arrest. You are free to go,” the cop said in the video. “You’re just going to happen to walk home, and I’m just going to happen to make sure you get home safely. And as soon as you get home safely, you will never see us again.”
An officer then asked if his rifle was loaded even though Vichique had already stated that it was several times and told the police that he’s not breaking any laws.
Suddenly, an officer uses his taser on Vichique who stated he was being unlawfully arrested and that he doesn’t consent to any searches or seizures.
Here is the video description from Youtube,
First time by-self going to friends house then back to my pregnant wife and kid. after arrest They processed me and got me out 5 in hours without a charge. The taze was uncalled for :/.. could move… just preferred not to xD. Wish that retarded SA ordinance would go(ill know next time) because they mistook it, it says that i shall not carry a loaded firearm in a public road… And i never stepped off the sidewalk… next time i should not say much about my arms ready stat? I now know they really had nothing more than brute force and intimidation I guess, then unlawful assault, battery, and kidnapping… For your fam, my fam, and future fam :).
The grassroots gun rights group, Open Carry Texas, will hold a rally outside of the San Antonio Police Depart on April 6th in support of