A college student was falsely arrested for credit card fraud after purchasing a very expensive belt at Barneys on Madison Avenue in New York.
He is now suing the NYPD and Barneys for racial profiling.
19-year-old Trayon Christian is an engineering student at NYC College of Technology. He saved money from his part work-study job to buy the $349 Ferragamo belt from Barneys. After he made the transaction and walked out of the store, he was apprehended by two police officers, cuffed, and detained for almost an hour.
“The detectives were asking me, ‘How could you afford a belt like this? Where did you get this money from?’” he said.