VIDEO: Skateboarder Uses Jiu-Jitsu To Control Cop While Resisting Arrest

San Diego Miramar College student Justin Fernandez turned a skateboarding citation into a charge of resisting arrest.

San Diego, CA – A video has gone viral of a San Diego Miramar College police officer struggling to subdue a skateboarder who was resisting arrest using jiu-jitsu moves (video below).

The incident occurred on Sept. 4 when San Diego Community College District Police Officer Terry Hiett caught 19-year-old Justin Fernandez skateboarding on the walkway into the Business and Math Building, The Mesa Press reported.

Skateboarding is illegal on the college’s campus.

A cell phone video filmed by a passerby showed Fernandez arguing and cursing at the officer who was trying to detain him to issue a citation.

The video showed Officer Hiett grabbed onto Fernandez’s backpack to try and prevent the student from walking away, but Fernandez continued to pull away and headed down a hallway to class, The Mesa Press reported.

The altercation drew spectators as the skateboarder continued to resist the officer’s efforts to detain him.

Fernandez told them “this guy got butt-hurt for no reason” just before the officer took him to the ground, the video showed.

The student began fighting the officer on the floor of the hallway and screamed that the officer was using a chokehold when Officer Hiett managed to subdue him.

That’s when the video showed Fernandez wrapped his legs around the officer and holding him in closed guard.

While it may not be apparent to an untrained audience, Fernandez's actions are considered very aggressive, according to police sources. Police officers are legally allowed to respond to such actions by using their weapons and closed-fist strikes.

However, the officer did not respond with additional force.

“I’m not going to do anything, I’m keeping you here. I’m stopping you,” Fernandez told the officer.

“This is so unnecessary, I was skating,” the student complained to his audience.

“He was just skateboarding,” a voice behind the camera opined. Then the same person whined about the officer’s “use of force.”

“He’s on top of him for Christ’s sake,” the man whined.

A female bystander could be heard arguing with him in the video, saying that Fernandez needed to comply with the officer’s instructions.

A campus security officer arrived on the scene and stood over Fernandez and Officer Hiett and encouraged the student to calm down and let the officer do his job.

“He put me in a chokehold,” Fernandez ranted to the security guard. “I’ll cooperate with you, get him away.”

“He’s an officer,” the security guard pointed out.

“I don’t care!” Fernandez replied in the video. “He put me in a chokehold for no reason. F--k that!”

The security officer walked away and the video showed the pinned student tried to take another tact.

“Okay, ya know what’s going to happen?” Fernandez asked Officer Hiett. “We’re going to stand up, we’re going to talk about this, okay? Because I respect you.”

When the officer ignored his request, the student began threatening him again.

“I’m going to flip you over if you don’t stop,” Fernandez said, repositioning his legs around Officer Hiett.

The student continued to argue with the officer who quietly ignored him and held him on the ground.

Then Fernandez started complaining about how it was taking so long for the officer’s backup to arrive, the video showed.

As they waited, the officer reminded Fernandez that he had stopped him for skateboarding and tried to detain him to talk to him, and it was Fernandez who refused to stop and talk.

“You have to use this type of force for people who are not complying, he was not being compliant,” a woman off-camera said.

Five minutes into the video, Officer Hiett’s backup arrived in the form of six additional police officers who then helped him roll Fernandez over and apply handcuffs to the student, the video showed.

Fernandez told the officers that he didn’t need medical attention, and then officers walked him out of the building as he gave his email address over his shoulder to the other student who had been filming the incident.

The Miramar College Campus Police Department said that Fernandez had been charged with resisting or delaying a peace officer, a misdemeanor, according to The Mesa Press.

Watch the incident unfold in the video below:

Comments (150)
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Trueferblue
Trueferblue

"He was skateboarding. That's all he was doing"! Yeah. He broke the law. He obstructed. He resisted. He was non-compliant. He should've received a good ole ass whoopin" because HE, not the cop, opened that can of whoop ass!

61mouse
61mouse

Fucking snowflakes , they were just pissed because they couldn't get to their safe room ❄❄❄❄❄❄❄❄❄

pbm4jc
pbm4jc

these brats needs an ass whooping so bad.

flybynight
flybynight

Rules are for the, not for me. Drop the hammer on the little azz wipe and the parents as well if not more!!!!

Fuckthepolice69
Fuckthepolice69

The officer literally had no control of the situation. He just payed there like a dead fish. Lazy and the offices who showed up were no better. Fat and out of breathe. Pathetic. That kid should of choked him out quick and dipped.

LEO0301
LEO0301

The officer should have lifted him off the ground and body slammed him. Nah, he did the right thing holding him until back up arrived. Now, the security guard should be fired for doing nothing to help.

MCM
MCM

These little f*ckwits will be running our country someday. 😱

flybynight
flybynight

Makes me think back to the 80s/90s and the bumper stickers "Question Authority". I'm guessing his parents drove a Subaru with that on the back bumper along with several others. 🤔

Jim H. - Virginia US
Jim H. - Virginia US

Right at the beginning of the video, you can see that the kid is physically combative. It's unarguable.

Then the little whippersnapper gets taught a lesson by an old man. Well done, security guard.

Hi_estComnDenomn
Hi_estComnDenomn

Solid guard and hip control. That kid was just trying to keep himself from being brutalized until more witnesses showed up. He wasn't trying hurt the officer at all; you don't lock your guard up if you're trying to go on the offense.

Trust, if that kid wanted to hurt the cop, he could have. The cop was gassed.

BJJALLDAY

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LitheSteel
LitheSteel

Not me: I would have dropped an inside elbow right to the dick

Badresort
Badresort

Another video of a cop doing his job, pinning a suspect to the ground while waiting for backup, another anti-cop comment by the paid-for troll "Hi_estCondouche". Oh, and News Flash, kid. The cop was hardly gassed at all, the cop was in fact the one in control, learn JUDO, that kid couldn't flip that cop if he wanted to.

Hi_estComnDenomn
Hi_estComnDenomn

So the kid fully controlling the cop's hips and forward momentum with his legs, while his arms were fully spread, means the cop was in control to you? Alright.

Like i said, you're not going on the offensive if you close your guard. The kid had his hands out the way and a locked up guard to show anyone watching that he wasn't trying to hurt the cop.

Hi_estComnDenomn
Hi_estComnDenomn

Also, BJJ squashes Judo.

LEO0301
LEO0301

Your mindset is so childish at times it's scary to think you'll pass your words of wisdom onto your two children. Grow up, do something constructive with your life like learning a second language or better yet, join a church and learn a more peaceful way of living.

Swtsmtn
Swtsmtn

Always hating.

Terminaters168
Terminaters168

Idiot

Hi_estComnDenomn
Hi_estComnDenomn

I have a second language 🤣

Truthrulestheday
Truthrulestheday

Bullshit is not a language

Eramthgin
Eramthgin

I thought the kid was trying to drop into a fetal position until his mommy comes and saves him.

blujn
blujn

That dude is on steroids you don't get those kind of muscles from skateboarding alone

Les_gpt
Les_gpt

where is the maturity. The student was a brat and the cop was power tripping. What kind of adult cannot handle a college student. Why over blow a case where the boy was going to class on a COLLEGE CAMPUS?!

Cah1515
Cah1515

These bystanders aren't helping

IseeWhereThisIsGoing
IseeWhereThisIsGoing

If anything, the cop showed incredible restraint to use any weapons or additional force on this fine upstanding college student.

It's California... Had the cop actually hurt the college student while attempting to arrest him, there would be calls for him to be charged with assault and terminated. He called for backup, and once enough help arrived, he was cuffed. Hopefully the criminal gets expelled from school

Vodkabreakfast
Vodkabreakfast

This kid is not beyond redemption. He has an aptitude for physical activity and is enthusiastic. However he has yet to learn appropriate social cohesion, understanding regulations, and compliance with designated authority. I suggest he be offered the option of not being criminally charged if he agrees to serve a term of enlistment in the USMC. He will learn more in that environment anyway.

bryantrent
bryantrent

So stupid

stooge819
stooge819

When he was yuonger he used the same tactics on his mother when she tried to make him eat all his vegetables too.

JLo1
JLo1

More intitled losers!

NomonK
NomonK

So many comments that the cop was weak in not controlling the Snowflake. Ok he could have shot him, right. That would have controlled him. The cop handled it fine. He held him until he got backup. There were other adults in the area why didn't they assist, because this is a college and most of the students are minors. They could be under contractual control that prevents them from touching these little brats. To those that say the cop over reacted because the brat was only skateboarding. At first that was the only offense but when he started resisting then came the more serious offense. If the brat had simply taken a ticket it would have been over. Todays PRIVILEGED Generation are the liberal College students.

Burgers Allday
Burgers Allday

The picture looks like a sex thing.

Mic911
Mic911

Kids just need to grow up!! Did anyone notice the old geezer who got off the elevator, turned and then walked down and start giving his comments? Kept saying "he was just skate boarding"...dude you just got off an elevator and didn't see shit!!! Just move on and go where you were going to begin with.

Eramthgin
Eramthgin

Where were the other people that are assisting the officer. That officer is doing exactly what they instructed him to do. He essentially works for them and they don't help him. What type of men are these parents and universities producing?

Eramthgin
Eramthgin

Why do these idiots think they can fight the police and win? These morons don't know what a choke hold feels or looks like. Believe me if he can talk he isn't choking. The officer was way more than patient he should get an award. I would have been very offensive.

FrogHill
FrogHill

Haa a "Love Connection" was made with this exchange "This is getting completely blown out of proportion" followed by "Thank you, what's your name?"

I heard the lyrics "Why do birds suddenly appear.... Everytime... You are near" in my head

tfort
tfort

The student did a great job of deescalation. The kid used great restraint, he could have hurt that cop.

tfort
tfort

The cop had no other option but to be patient ..... the kid had complete control. The kid was the one who deescalated the situation, he actually wanted to talk it out.

CUERVOGOLD
CUERVOGOLD

He needs an ass whooping. Should of complied with commands the idiots speaking should get arrested too. How come he stopped being a bad ass if front of his friends.