Imagine just trying to visit your friend at their San Francisco condo and then having the cops called on you, and the only voice of reason is a little boy, who is literally begging his father not to. Well, that’s what happened to Software engineer Wesley Michel last Thursday.
According to Michel’s video posted to Facebook, he was simply waiting for his friend to show up, and a man, who has now been identified as Christopher Cukor, asked him to verify his friend’s name, and when he refused to, Cukor decided to call 9-1-1.
As Cukor is giving the 9-1-1 operator Michel’s description, his young son is tugging at his leg asking him not to call the police and said he agrees with Michel.
“Daddy, don’t, don’t,” the boy says.
Michel refused to give Cukor his friends name and warned him that he’ll end up like the rest of the white people who’ve called the cops on Black people for no reason. Then Cukor says he’s being harassed.
The boy again says, “Daddy, let’s go. I don’t like this. Please daddy, let’s go.”
Eventually, Michel’s friend shows up and Cukor is still on the phone with 9-1-1. Although not an excuse for Cukor’s actions, in 2013, according to the San Francisco Chronicle, his father Peter Cukor, was killed by a mentally ill intruder. Cukor’s family went on to sue the Berkeley Police Department.