It turns out, the real estate agent was showing his client and his son the home. A neighbour saw them and assumed they were thieves. In response to the 911 message the police were armed immediately and arrested the three.

After police confirmed that the trio weren’t criminals, they were allowed to go. Thorne and Brown have admitted to WOOD TV8 that they were the victims of discrimination based on race. They want assurances that this will not happen again in the future.

Given that more and more research shows that racial profiling has been a problem for the police in all parts of the nation for many years, the reality that this occurred shouldn’t come as unusual to some. If the police had not let them off, they could have been forced to spend time in jail, been granted bail, and required bail bonds in order to get back in the community for an offense they did not commit. ajk6mebu6h.