SAN FRANCISCO – The video posted on Facebook shows a boy begging his father not to call the police to a black man for "trespassing" in a San Francisco condo building on July 4.
According to reports, the recording occurred after software engineer Wesly Michel tried to enter the building when the two left. When the man stopped him, Michel explained that he was there to visit a friend and that he did not have to answer him.
"Can you please call your friend in the call box and have them go down," says the man.
When Michel responds: "You do not have to do that, and you can leave," the father says: "I'm going to call the police."
You can hear the man's son saying, "Dad, do not do it, do not do it!"
Michel, who says he has had people call the police about him in his own condo building before, warns that he is recording and that the video will go viral. He urges the father to listen to his son and tells him that he will eliminate the recording.
"I agree with him, dad," says the boy, beginning to cry. "I do not like this, let's go, please."
You can hear his father talking on the phone: "He seems to be African American," while Michel laughs and offers other identifying information, such as his age and occupation.
At the end of the video, Michel's friend seems to drive and park across the street. "Hi, Cathy, I love you baby, it took you a long time to get here," says Michel. A woman can be heard outside the camera confirming that they are friends.
"Dad, look what you've got us into," says his son. "Let's move on!"
You can see the father hanging the call before Michel stops recording.