Video Shows Eagles RB Dion Lewis Violently Arrested And Maced After Never Actually Pulling Fire Alarm
timesunion - Criminal charges against Philadelphia Eagles running back Dion Lewis will be dismissed in six months as long as the former Albany Academy standout stays out of trouble. The agreement extends to Lewis’ brother, Lamar, who appeared Monday afternoon in Albany City Court alongside his younger brother and their attorneys. Dion and Lamar Lewis were both charged with felony falsely reporting a fire and misdemeanor reckless endangerment on July 8 after an incident at the Hampton Inn on Chapel Street. Police said the brothers tried to knock down the glass doors to the hotel’s lobby and then pulled a fire alarm after they were not allowed back inside by hotel security. On Monday, David Gonzalez, the Albany County assistant district attorney who handled the case, said that the fire alarm was never pulled, but rather that the clear plastic case that protects the fire alarm was jostled. That triggered a different alarm that hotel staff described as the fire alarm, Gonzalez said. At the beginning of the brief court appearance, Gonzalez asked Judge Thomas Keefe to reduce the felony charges against both Dion and Lamar Lewis to misdemeanor counts of the same crime and that those charges then be dismissed. Keefe granted the motion and, with the counts of reckless endangerment being the only remaining charges, agreed to adjourn the case in anticipation of dismissal. “The evidence demonstrated that no crime was committed,” said E. Stewart Jones, who represented Lamar Lewis, 35. Craig Crist represented Dion Lewis, 21. Both brothers declined to comment as they left court. Reached by phone, District Attorney David Soares said the dismissal was the result of a thorough investigation. “I don’t think the charges were sustainable,” Soares said. “What you have here was an overreaction on the part of the caller.”
“Overreaction on the part of the caller” is the understatement of the year. Dude’s voice was quivering like he was watching two black guys running a Soul Train on his wife and daughter. They’re drunk and lost their room key, guy. They’re not here to steal $200 worth of Hampton Inn lobby furniture and draperies. You’re the late night hotel desk guy at the Hampton Inn and probably make less than $40,000. One of these guys is a backup NFL running back and literally makes more than ten times that. If anything he should be worried about guys like you.
“My security guard thought he had a weapon. Think he saw a knife.” See, this is how people get Treyvon’d with wallets and Pringles in their hands. Terrified punks like this dude calling in like they saw Omar walking down the street when it’s really just some NFL backup and his older brother trying to get back into their room. Sure they probably should’ve just looked up the number of the hotel and called to get in, but they were drunk. This guy could’ve just as easily gone to the door with his security guy and seen what the hell they wanted. Especially because, you know, they are a HOTEL and all. This kind of stuff makes me sad inside.