Rapper Wiz Khalifa, who claims to have been arrested 21 times for marijuana possession, was taken down by officers at LAX customs because he was riding a hoverboard.
All because I didn't want to ditch the technogy everyone will be using in the next 6 months. Do what you want kids. pic.twitter.com/7F0KIQgFrA
— Cameron (@wizkhalifa) August 23, 2015
Someone else tweeted a video of what happened next.
the VHS filter got every clip ya'll upload looking like an america's funniest home video submission pic.twitter.com/g174TkGs89
— Desus Nice (@desusnice) August 23, 2015
US Customers and Border Protection won’t comment on the specific incident, and CNN says there’s no arrest record.
What amazes me is that the people taking video weren’t themselves taken down. Videotaping security procedures, while generally allowed at TSA checkpoints, is usually not permitted at customs and immigration. While I see people checking their email at the baggage carousel waiting to walk luggage through the checkpoint, I’m generally loathe to do so myself. Taking out a cell phone to shoot video of an altercation would raise those stakes.