The obligatory cellphone video of the stepfather of a Boston Celtics player getting tasered at the Celtics-Magic playoff game in Orlando on Tuesday has hit the web.
(Video link to top-left inset. Taser video below.)
Willie Buie, the stepfather of C’s guard Marquis Daniels, is seen in the footage been removed from his seat by Orlando police and eventually subdued on the floor of the concourse while being tasered. (You can actually hear the stun gun go off while Buie yells at the officers.)
WESH-TV in Orlando reports that the stepfather of Boston Celtics guard Marquis Daniels was arrested and then tasered by local police while attending the Celtics-Magic Eastern Conference Finals game of the NBA playoffs Tuesday night.
The police report of the incident identified Willie Lorenzo Buie, the stepfather of the 28-year-old Daniels, as being charged with “resisting arrest with violence“.
ORLANDO SENTINEL NBA reporter Tania Ganguli noted today that the Celtics have confirmed Buie as Daniels’ stepfather and that the incident took place.
In the official arrest account, Orlando police officers responded to a “disturbance” in a seating area behind one of the baskets inside Orlando’s Amway Arena at 10:55 p.m. When officers attempted to remove Buie from his seat, he allegedly said, “I’m not going, (expletive) you.”
Beyond the charge against Buie, no other details in the police report suggest what caused the disturbance that led to Buie’s arrest. Though the report does give specifics about the alleged, repeated attempts made by police to subdue Buie, which led to him being tasered. Read more…