FORT COLLINS, Colo. — A Fort Collins teenager was arrested in the process of recording a music video on YouTube Monday night, according to a report.
The Fort Collins Coloradoan identified the 19-year-old shown rapping in front of a webcam as Josh Jackson. Midway through the music video, Jackson turns out the lights. Just before the video ends, a flash bang grenade can be seen going off in the background.
Fort Collins Police told the newspaper that officers lobbed several flash bang grenades inside Jackson’s single-story rental home in Fort Collins on Monday night. Police said they were pursuing Jackson and eventually arrested him on felony menacing charges.
When asked to explain why 15 marked police cars and an armored SWAT vehicle moved into the area to arrest Jackson, a police spokesperson told the newspaper that the teen has a history of resisting officers.
Jackson identified himself as Adquate Advocate in the YouTube video, entitled “police are trying to murder me as I write this.”
“Police think I’m a fiend. That’s why right now literally they’re outside my house,” Jackson raps early on in the video. Later on in the video, he seems to invite his impending arrest.
“Bring the motherf****** SWAT team, special weapons and tactics operation,” he says. “I’m not a criminal, I’m political. And right now…”
At that moment, the flash bang can be seen going off in the background.
“Oh s***! You heard the blast,” Jackson raps before the video comes to an abrupt halt.