Comedian Jay Pharoah recalled on Friday how Los Angeles police officers held him at gunpoint, ordered him to the ground and knelt on his neck while handcuffing him during a recent false detainment.
The cops let the “Saturday Night Live” alum ― who was exercising ― go after discovering it was a case of mistaken identity, Pharoah explained in a video he shared to Instagram containing what appeared to be footage of the incident.
“I could have easily been an Ahmaud Arbery or a George Floyd,” acknowledged Pharoah, who left “SNL” in 2016.
The incident occurred in April, “about a week” before footage emerged of the death of Ahmaud Arbery, Pharoah said.
Check out Pharoah’s video here:
“The person in the Instagram post was detained as a possible suspect of a crime,” a spokesperson for the Los Angeles Police Department told ABC’s Eyewitness News.