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Minneapolis Cop Caught on Tape Threatening to Break 17-Year-Old's Leg [UPDATE]

"If you fuck with me I'm going to break your leg before you get a chance to run"

"If you fuck with me I'm going to break your leg before you get a chance to run"

According to Fox 9, on March 18 a 17-year-old named Faysal Mohamed had just finished playing basketball with some friends at the Blaisdell YMCA in south Minneapolis when cops pulled over their car.

As Mohamed was stepping out of the car he starting recording on his phone, catching an unidentified male officer threatening to break his leg.

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"Plain and simple, if you fuck with me I'm going to break your leg before you get a chance to run. I'm being honest, I don't screw around," says the officer.

"Who said I was going to run?" asks Mohamed.

"I'm just giving you a heads up. I'm trying to be officer friendly right now," the officer replies.

"Can you tell me why I'm being arrested?" asks Mohamed.

"I feel like arresting you," says the cop.

After the incident Mohamed posted the video to his Twitter account.

Mohamed told Fox 9 police eventually said they suspected the car he was in was stolen. After searching the car for about 45 minutes, Mohamed and his three friends, all of Somali descent, were let go without being charged.

UPDATE 4/3 11:10 AM

Minneapolis police issued a statement when we called asking about the incident:

The video is currently under investigation and we are unable to comment on the content of the video.

MPD values our connection to the community and we strive to build public trust. This is why complaints against officers are taken seriously and investigated to the fullest extent. We will make information available to the public as soon as legally possible

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