A Sanford teen’s car was badly damaged when he attempted to drive to a friend’s house on Wednesday. 16-year-old Jermaine Jones was confronted by a trio of residents who allegedly tossed a rock through his rear driver’s side window and told him to leave the neighborhood.
In a video shared by Jones, Donald Corsi and Howard Hughes can be seen yelling at the teen and repeatedly getting closing the distance between themselves and the high-schooler.
“Burning out racing through my fucking neighborhood,” Corsi said. “Get out of my neighborhood, fuckwad.”
“I was racially profiled while driving through my friends neighborhood. They didn’t like the way I was driving, so they felt the need to hit my car with a cone, and throw a rock through my window,” Jones wrote in the caption to the now-viral video. “All I wanted to do was de-escalate until police came, because I wasn’t about to get charges pressed on me for no reason.” In the clip, the men admit to smashing his window. A woman, identified as Cindy Hughes, yells at Jones to “get out of the neighborhood” and adds “you don’t belong here.”
Jones called 911 on the men and attempted to tell his side of the story while the two shouted over him. In Jones’ telling, his friend who lived in the neighborhood got into it with the two men between the Instagram clip and phone call. He repeatedly warns his friend to not escalate with the men, saying “it’s not worth it.”