HARRIS COUNTY, Texas – The Harris County Precinct 4 Constable's Office is investigating a case of mistaken identity that went viral on Facebook.
The five-minute video posted by Clarence Evans, recorded by his wife, Kenya Evans, has been shared more than 20,000 times, and has garnered more than 15,000 comments.
The video picks up a minute or so after a deputy arrived at Evans' home, where he was throwing a football with his 6-year-old son, he said.
"He said there was a report of a stolen dog," Evans said. "Then he asks me for my ID, and I said I felt I didn't need to give that."
That's when the deputy accused Evans of being a wanted fugitive from Louisiana "and he grabbed me," Evans said.
That's when the video apparently picks up, showing the deputy holding Evans' right arm and telling him he has "an open warrant out of Louisiana."
Evans repeatedly tells the deputy he's got the wrong guy, and the deputy repeatedly tells Evans to prove it.
"Then, well, let's just see the ID and we'll be done," the deputy said, in different ways, several times. He called Evans "Quentin" once. Evans said he also called him "Reg" before the video started.