Former CNN anchor T.J. Holmes was pulled over by police this morning and documented the experience on Twitter.
In the meantime, here’s some of the basic facts of today’s episode (mostly his own words):
Holmes says he was pulled over one mile from his house in Georgia by two police cars behind him.
He captured an image of a police car in his rear view mirror and posted it (at 9:19 a.m.) with the caption “Driving while black ain’t no joke!”
Holmes then tweeted updates from the side of the road over the course of seven minutes:
Yep, in sitting on the side of the road 1 mile from my house with 2 cop cars behind me.— TJ Holmes (@tjholmes) July 30, 2012
Officer has yet to give a reason for why he stooped me.— TJ Holmes (@tjholmes) July 30, 2012
This is a damn shame. Officer is literally stumbling over his words trying to explain why he stopped me.— TJ Holmes (@tjholmes) July 30, 2012
Officer’s reason for pulling me over: “wanted to make sure you have insurance on the car.” I kid you not.— TJ Holmes (@tjholmes) July 30, 2012