by Danny Hooley
Harreveld says she knew something was wrong when she walked into the grocery store. It was about 5 p.m., and a police officer was handcuffing an unidentified black teenager at the store's entrance.
"Why are you arresting me?" the teenager asked repeatedly. Harreveld says that when she began to film the arrest, the officer grumbled at her, "Fine then," and let him go.
Inside the store, Harreveld saw police talking to Holder. When she turned around, she heard the Taser go off.
"There was no struggle," she says. "If there was a struggle, I would have heard it."
Even though there was no report of theft, Harreveld says police searched Holder and found nothing. After deliberating over whether Holder should be taken to the hospital, the cops called the paramedics.
Harreveld posted a short video of the aftermath on Twitter. In the scene, a Harris Teeter employee can be seen in the frame just before she is ordered to stop filming.
Before she left, Harreveld complained to Officer Culver about what she'd witnessed. "He didn't steal anything," she told him.
Culver's response, according to Harreveld: "I don't care if he didn't steal anything. He was trespassing, so he's going to jail."
I tried to get a full video but manager told me I would be arrested for trespassing pic.twitter.com/kjwPKRtbMB— Adrienne Harreveld (@adrienneliege) September 9, 2015