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A North Carolina teen’s Prom night ended up with police choking her older brother at a Waffle House, cell phone footage posted to Facebook on May 8 show.

The brother, identified by The News & Observer as 22-year-old Anthony Wall, went to the Waffle House after taking his 16-year-old sister to the prom on May 5. A patron called 911 and an employee hit a panic alarm after Wall, a black man, became verbally abusive to the employees, according to Warsaw Police Chief Eric Southerland. Southerland said they’re still investigating if Wall also became physically abusive.

But it’s still unclear what led a Warsaw Police Department officer to slam Wall against the ground and choke him. Video of the incident, which has amassed over 2,100 views, doesn’t show what happened before of afterward. That night, Wall was charged with resisting arrest and disorderly conduct but released on bail, according to Southerland.

“I was pretty much trying to scream for air and trying to breathe because he was holding my throat, and that’s when I got aggressive with him because you are choking me,” Wall told ABC11. He added that while he takes full responsibility for arguing with Waffle House employees, although he doesn’t think the cop’s actions were justified.

“Your hands should have never been around my neck like that if my hands were in the air,” he told the news outlet.

A North Carolina teen’s Prom night ended up with police choking her older brother at a Waffle House, cell phone footage posted to Facebook on May 8 show.

The brother, identified by The News & Observer as 22-year-old Anthony Wall, went to the Waffle House after taking his 16-year-old sister to the prom on May 5. A patron called 911 and an employee hit a panic alarm after Wall, a black man, became verbally abusive to the employees, according to Warsaw Police Chief Eric Southerland. Southerland said they’re still investigating if Wall also became physically abusive.

But it’s still unclear what led a Warsaw Police Department officer to slam Wall against the ground and choke him. Video of the incident, which has amassed over 2,100 views, doesn’t show what happened before of afterward. That night, Wall was charged with resisting arrest and disorderly conduct but released on bail, according to Southerland.

“I was pretty much trying to scream for air and trying to breathe because he

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