Ving Rhames Held At Gunpoint By Police Responding To An Alleged Burglary

Actor Ving Rhames held at gunpoint by Santa Monica police over ‘large black man’ call

Actor Ving Rhames held at gunpoint by Santa Monica police over ‘large black man’ call

Ving Rhames shared a racial profiling experience that falls in the category of "relaxing at home while black".

Rhames, who can now be seen as part of the ensemble of "Mission: Impossible - Fallout", revealed that a police officer pointed a gun at him as he stood on the doorstep to his home in Santa Monica, California. "I'm in my home, it was around 2:15 in the afternoon". "I have a screen door at and then I have a wooden door". "It was a police officer with a 9 mm pointed at me, one officer behind him and two...to the left of me was the captain of police [department], and another officer with a police dog". And then, I get a knock on the front door.

They told him to exit the house with his hands up. "I open the door and there is a red dot pointed at my face from a 9mm".

"They say do it with one hand so then I have to do it with one hand. I stepped back and heard 'Come outside with your hands up"'.

Rhanes then took up the issue with the neighbor and went to her home along with the police chief to find out why she made the call. Such a scary thought, especially for Ving who worries about the safety of his teenage son, Freedom.

Fallout actor recalled the incident on Friday during an appearance on Sirius XM's Clay Cane show. It wasn't from his work in movies like Pulp Fiction, but rather as a parent whose son also played basketball, Rhames said.

The officers told Rhames a woman who lived across the street had called them to say a large black man was breaking into the house.

Santa Monica police on Saturday confirmed to People the incident happened on July 29, 2016 - and said officers sometimes have their weapons drawn in suspected burglaries because they can get violent.

In response to this incident, the Santa Monica Police Department launched the "Meet Your Neighbors" program, to encourage residents to become acquainted with each other to prevent such a situation from happening again. "Just like. Trayvon has a bag of Skittles", Rhames said, referring to Travyon Martin, the teenager who was killed by a neighborhood patrol watchman in Florida in 2012.

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