A Jacksonville, Florida man's Facebook Live feed was interrupted by officers as they raided his home Thursday.
According to CBS affiliate WJXT, Breon Hollings, 22, was flashing money at the camera for about a minute. In the video he told his viewers that "s--- don't stop, man," and "catch up" as he shows off dollar bills.
Then, officers can be heard outside talking on a loudspeaker. The noise prompts Hollings to look out a window, then run out of the room.
"This is Jacksonville Sheriff's Office. We have a search warrant," can be heard in the video. "Open the front door. Give yourself up. This is the Jacksonville sheriff's office."
Neighbors said officers threw smoke grenades into the home.
"It sounded like bombs going off," a neighbor who didn't want to be identified said in the report. "Like big bombs. Like a car wreck or something."
Officers are seen walking in and out of the room on the Facebook Live feed. One appears to notice the camera and shut it off, according to the Miami Herald. Hollings was arrested after police found a handgun, crack cocaine, ammunition, oxycodone pills and drug paraphernalia at his home, according to an arrest report.
Hollings has a lengthy criminal history that includes drug charges. Interestingly, the raid on Thursday had absolutely nothing to do with the Facebook Live video. Jacksonville police said they already planned to execute a search warrant that day.
WXJT's Crime and Safety Expert Ken Jefferson said the Facebook Live video could hurt Hollings’ case.
“In my more than 24 years of law enforcement, I have never seen anything like this, ever,” Jefferson said. "That video can easily implicate him, particularly if he's unemployed, and he's flashing money."
Hollings is expected to be in court in three weeks.
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