New video confirms rapper Xstrav arrested after police confronted him drinking tea
A recent YouTube video captured an security guard accusing a 24-year-old man of drinking alcohol in the parking lot of a liquor store, and then subsequently arresting him for trespassing. Critics cried that the video was staged, but a second clip has landed on the Internet which confirms the arrest and his upcoming court date.
Christopher Beatty and his friend Tony Brown (aka rappers Xstrav (Xstravagant) and Tino Brown) waited for their friend in the parking lot of the Cumberland County ABC Liquor Store in Fayetteville, North Carolina, a plainclothes officer walked up to them demanding to know what Beatty was drinking.
UPDATE: The officer is with the Cumberland County Alcoholic Beverage Commission, an ABC officer. He is not an employee with the N.C. Department of Public Safety, nor with the state Alcohol Law Enforcement division.
There was some confrontation over the drink (Arizona Half & Half Iced Tea) which led to the officer telling Beatty he had to leave the property even though he repeated he was waiting for a friend and they were going to make a purchase.
The officer quickly flashes his badge and without reading him his rights or divulging the charge for which he was making the arrest, the security guard begins handcuffing Beatty in the parking lot.
Beatty was arrested for 5709 Misdemeanor Second Degree Trespass 14-159.13 and 5310 Misdemeanor Resisting Public Officer 14-223. His court date is scheduled for June 6, 2013.
Sources have also confirmed that the security officer who made the arrest was affiliated with the NC Department of Public Safety’s Alcohol Law Enforcement division.