Flashy Brooklyn Bishop Lamor Whitehead – who was famously robbed of additional than $1 million in jewellery – was cuffed by cops and then produced Sunday immediately after a scuffle with a lady throughout a dwell-streamed company.
Whitehead was preaching on the stage of the Leaders of Tomorrow International Ministries on Remsen Avenue in the vicinity of Avenue D in Canarsie just ahead of 11:30 a.m. Sunday when two ladies interrupted the service, he later on stated in a Fb livestream.
Online video from the support displays the clergyman putting on a blue-and-white patterned go well with as he stood on phase consistently booming, “Let’s give Jesus a round of applause!” – just before including, “while they just take pictures and they want to be with social media!”
He was evidently referring to two females in the audience — which include one who quickly entered the frame and walked appropriate in front of him, seeming to level her finger in a distinctive course.
Police say the girl — who they determined as 47-calendar year-previous Tarsha Howard – experienced been recording the services and approached Whitehead “in an antagonizing fashion.”
Whitehead speedily grabbed the girl and pushed her out of the body, the video clip reveals.
“Go around here,” he can be read expressing off-digicam. “Grab her out, seize her out.
“Amen!” he declared. “You’re not heading to arrive in my room! I really feel threatened.”
Both equally Whitehead and Howard have been originally taken into custody and introduced to the 69th Precinct.
Although Howard was charged with trespass and disrupting a religious assistance, Whitehead – who police say “restrained” the arrested lady – was let go, cops explained.
The 2nd girl who allegedly interrupted the provider stays at significant, the clergyman said.
Whitehead, who served time in prison for id theft and grand larceny, was previously robbed in the course of a live-streamed provider in July — with the crooks producing off with additional than an believed $1 million in jewelry in the caught-on-camera caper.
The luxury-loving clergyman — who rides all-around in cars this kind of as a Rolls Royce — has fought back against critics who blame his lavish way of living for attracting criminals.
The pastor – who wore two blinged-out watches and a single ring with a significant stone all through Sunday’s provider – explained he was basically shielding his family by preventing again.
“I’m likely to guard my spouse and children,” he claimed in the Facebook livestream several hours after the incident. “No a single is going to arrive at my spouse and children, and no one particular is likely to hurt my family at any time yet again.
“The media has painted a photo of me becoming a villain, which I’m not,” Whitehead said.
He referred to the incident as a “design and assault of the enemy,” introducing that “they’re not heading to make my church awkward to worship.”
He claimed that the two women of all ages ended up “sent by some bloggers” who he declined to identify “because they’re nobodies.”
Whitehead lately filed twin $20 million lawsuits towards a YouTuber named Jives, who has a lot more than 80,000 subscribers, and a different on the web persona, Larry Reid.
Both guys publicly claimed Whitehead was a scammer, amongst other items, main the plaintiff to shed “business specials, church associates, and money,’’ the suits say.
Jives — whose total identify is Demario Q. Jives — claimed on his YouTube channel past thirty day period that Whitehead “is sporting the same jewellery that [he] received robbed in” again in July, according to court papers filed in Kings County court on Friday.
Jives also allegedly accused Whitehead of “drug dealing” and collaborating with “the Bloods and Crypts.”
Whitehead has denied the claims and termed the men’s allegations “all wrong,” defamatory and slanderous, according to his lawsuits
Following his launch Sunday, the pastor claimed the NYPD “failed me” for arresting him in the 1st spot.
“They would have never ever [done] it to a rabbi. They would have hardly ever [done] it to a priest,” Whitehead mentioned. “But because of the shade of my pores and skin, they arrested me. Not only did they arrest me, but when they put me into a police car or truck, they injured my wrist.
“However, when they got me to the precinct, they place me in a cell, and then following [that], I was instructed the larger-ups — at the time they discovered out who was there – [they] came in and started off to do some investigate. … And all of the costs had been dropped on me. But you never get to arrest me for no motive.”
Whitehead is established to maintain a press meeting about the incident outside the house the 69th Precinct at noon Monday.