(New Orleans Times-Picayune) A River Ridge man seen being arrested by a Jefferson Parish Sheriff's Office deputy in a video that has gone viral on Facebook said he is the victim of an unlawful arrest. Donrell Breaux, 26, also questioned the relationship between the responding deputy and the neighbor with which he had a dispute.
"I knew he (the deputy) was a personal friend (of the neighbor)," Breaux said, "and I thought it was an unlawful arrest. I don't have to submit to an unlawful arrest."
NOLA.com | The Times-Picayune on Thursday (April 3) morning left a message on the answering machine of a man that Breaux identified as being the neighbor in question.
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The incident occurred Sunday (March 30) in the 200 block of Marmandie Avenue in River Ridge. Part of the encounter was recorded by Breaux's friend, Eric Banegas, and posted on Facebook on Tuesday (April 1). As of Thursday, the video had been shared more than 22,800 times.