The man who called police to complain about black teenagers at a Texas pool party is a felon convicted of assault and torturing animals, new reports show.
Sean Toon was sentenced to nine months in jail for killing and maiming prize farm animals. Later, he was sentenced to two and a half months for assault, according to Raw Story.
Friday, Toon called 911 to complain about black teenagers jumping a fence to get into a party and cookout at his community pool in McKinney, Texas.
Corporal Eric Casebolt was among the group of officers who responded to the call and he was caught on video throwing a young bikini-clad black girl to the ground and pointing his gun at two black teenage boys.
The video went viral, and the ensuing outcry from across the country prompted Casebolt’s resignation and a nationwide debate on race and class.
Toon, however, defended Casebolt’s actions at the pool party during an interview with Fox News.
“It was chaos when he arrived there and he kind of had to match that situation with a good amount of aggression to kind of calm the crowd down.”
Toon complained that out of control kids had threatened his seven-year-old child.
However, Toon himself isn’t a stranger to breaking the law.
In 1999, an 18-year-old Toon and three high school friends broke into a rival high school’s agricultural center, attacking and killing the animals there. The building and remaining animals were covered in green paint, his high school’s colors, according to the Guardian.
” ‘Cows and pigs were cut and bruised, apparently beaten with wooden boards. And baby turkeys were slain, their limbs torn apart,’ the Dallas Morning News reported at the time. Dale Gardner, a teacher in the school district’s agriscience and technology program, told the newspaper: ‘It was brutal. There’s no way to describe it. I’ve never seen anything like it.’ “
The animals were being raised by students to compete for scholarships to pay for college.
Then, in September, 2000, Toon was charged with aggravated assault with a deadly weapon in nearby Denton County. He pled guilty to a lesser charge and was sentenced to 75 days in jail.
While Toon is keeping further comments to himself, the web is aflame with debate over the pool party.
Reports from the Inquisitr show the black teenagers were invited guests, but the community regulations allowed for only a small number of users in the pool area.