A duo of San Antonio, Texas teens claim they were arrested for no reason during a Whataburger parking lot brawl Friday, Sept. 2.
Now, the teens are calling for a national boycott of the burger franchise.
According to KENS 5 Eyewitness News, teens Leilani Green and Vanae Wright were arrested after a fight broke out.
Even though the two were not involved in the fight, they were arrested.
After a Judson High School football game, students gathered at the restaurant to enjoy each others’ company.
But their good time turned sour when officers arrived on scene to break up the brawl.
At the time, the 17-year-old girls were ordering food. However, arresting officers reportedly stormed in and ordered everyone out.
Their arrest was caught on video and shared across multiple social media platforms.
“I was getting up,” Vanae recalls during the Sept. 8 press conference. “I’m getting my food together. I guess I wasn’t moving fast enough for her. [The arresting officer] just decided to get my hat and throw it to the floor, which was so uncalled for.”
KENS 5 News reports that the same officer allegedly knocked down the girl’s food.
Vanae also claims the officer said “you f-ed with the wrong b—-,” in her ear as she was led to the patrol car.
Leilani adds that the female officer was trying to impress her fellow officers during the arrest.
“She is a female; we have gender issues in this world. [The officer] was with maybe five other male cops. She wanted to be the alpha.”
In a statement from last week, the Bexar County Sheriff’s office states that race was not a factor in the arrest. Also, a spokesperson said the two young women disobeyed arresting officers’ orders multiple times.
Moreover, the outlet reports that Bexar County Deputies did not arrest anyone directly involved with the brawl.
The girls’ attorney, Daryl Washington, has filed a wrongful arrest lawsuit and wants his clients’ records expunged.