Mistaken By Police As ‘Burglar’ Black Foster Son Pepper Sprayed at Home

DeShawn Currie

*DeShawn Currie‘s foster mom decided to leave the side door of their home unlocked because she knew he would come home from school early.

Apparently, the neighbors thought they should have gotten a  memo.

When the 18-year-old showed up at home and went into the house he and his family had been living in for at least a year, a neighbor called 911 and reported a burglary.

Within moments, three police officers was all up in the young man’s house and face.

The arrival of officers at the Fuquay-Varina, North Carolina residence shocked Currie. The neighbor had seen him enter through a side door of the house; mistook him for a home intruder and called 911.

Currie told ABC 11 that the cops told him to, “‘Put your hands on the door.’ I was like, ‘For what? This is my house.’ I was like, ‘Why are y’all in here?'”

The cops claim they pepper-sprayed Currie after he became “threatening” and “belligerent.” The teen, whose foster parents are white, recalls how mad he was when the cops referred to photos of the family on the wall and told him they knew he didn’t belong there.

“I’m feeling comfortable,” explained DeShawn. “I had moved into my room, and I’m feeling like I’m loved. And then when they come in and they just profile me and say that I’m not who I am. And that I do not stay here because there was white kids on the wall, that really made me mad.”

The department released a statement Monday explaining that officers responded to a 911 for the Tyler’s house, located in a neighborhood that has recently struggled with criminal activity.

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