Video: Rapstar arrested at LAX for refusing to dismount hoverboard
Rapper Wiz Khalifa was stopped and pinned to the ground when he refused to get off his hoverboard
By PoliceOne Staff
LOS ANGELES — Rapper Wiz Khalifa was stopped by customs and border protection officers at Los Angeles International Airport as he rode his hoverboard through the terminal, Washington Post reported.
Khalifa refused to get off the hoverboard and the officers eventually had to subdue him.
The rapstar uploaded video of the encounter on Instagram. He is heard refusing officer's commands and telling them, "You can't do nothing."
Khalifa, 27, tweeted several times about the incident. He wrote in one tweet that he hasn't "been slammed and cuffed in awhile. That was fun."
They love sayin stop resisting. pic.twitter.com/v2tdOOikMy— Cameron (@wizkhalifa) August 22, 2015
A U.S. Customs and Border Protection spokesperson told the publication in a statement that privacy laws restrict the agency from discussing specific cases. However they said in a statement to the news site, “All travelers arriving into the U.S. are subject to CBP inspection, and for their own safety and the safety of other passengers, must follow officers’ instructions while in the Federal Inspection Service area."
The incident is still under investigation.