A Baltimore teen known for his role in a documentary called "12 O'Clock Boys" said a run-in with the law as he was riding his dirt bike -- an illegal activity in the city -- left him injured.
Taekwon Ford, 16, said he was knocked off his dirt bike by a police officer and then shocked by a Taser over the weekend.
Ford, whose friends call him Pug, said the incident left him with bruises, and now he has to walk with crutches.
"When it first happened, my adrenaline was rushing, so I didn't feel nothing," Ford told 11 News.
Riding dirt bikes is an activity that's illegal in Baltimore City, something the state's attorney and city police believe is a serious public safety threat -- so serious that police officers do not routinely give chase.
But Ford said that wasn't the case Saturday night when he said a police officer began chasing him as he was riding his dirt bike with some friends.
"When I was turning onto Lafayette (Avenue), there was a police car just sitting, and it came out real fast and just bopped me from the front. I flew off the bike. My shoe came off, and then I ran," Ford told 11 News.
He said he was then shocked by a Taser.
"I seen red dots on the wall, and that's when I just felt a shock and I just dropped," Ford said.
"I didn't see the Tasing, but I heard it. You know how you hear the sound? And then I heard him saying 'Ouch, Ouch,'" said family friend Deasia Venable.
"The police is not right," said Coco Brown, Ford's mother. She took photos of her son's wounds. "I seen a burn mark on his side, like a hook, and I knew that he was Tased. I thought the law was no chasing, but they're still chasing. They could have killed my son."
Ford and his mom helped to create a documentary called "12 O'Clock Boys" to shed light on the group of riders and how it's helping some stay out of trouble.
Brown said her son didn't do anything wrong, and he wasn't charged with a crime. She said she just wants her son to continue doing something he loves.
"They not our here killing nobody. They're not out here hurting nobody," she said.
Brown said the main reason for making the documentary "12 O'Clock Boys" was to send a message to the public and to police and that finding a park or another area where her son and other dirt bike riders can safely ride needs to be a priority.
11 News reached out to Baltimore City police on Sunday.
While they weren't able to talk about the reason why policy wasn't followed in the case, a police representative did confirm that there was an incident resulting in injury and that the department was investigating all of the events from Saturday night.
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