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A black school pupil who had saved up money from his part-time job to buy a designer belt at Barneys division retailer was pounced on by police 'because he couldn't afford to make such an costly purchase', in response to a brand new lawsuit.

Trayon Christian, 19, filed a lawsuit on Tuesday for unspecified damages against the Madison Avenue retailer and the NYPD who wrongly accused him of fraud.

Mr Christian, who lives with his mom in Queens, had determined to splash out on a $320 belt by designer Salvatore ferragamo belt outlet after seeing considered one of his favourite music stars, Harlem rapper Juelz Santana, carrying the accessory.

Trayon Christian, 19, has introduced a lawsuit towards Barneys and the NYPD after they wrongly accused him of fraud when he bought a designer belt

Barneys division store is going through a lawsuit after a 19-yr-outdated black student claims he was wrongly grabbed by retailer detectives because of his shade and accused of stealing a designer belt

Nevertheless once he had paid for the belt and had left Barneys on April 29 this yr, the fashion-loving teen was grabbed by undercover officers on the road.

Based on the civil rights lawsuit, the 19-12 months-previous was asked 'how a younger black man reminiscent of himself might afford to purchase such an expensive belt'.

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Harlem rapper Juelz Santana (pictured proper) sporting the belt coveted by his teenage fan

Mr Christian's lawyer Michael Palillo advised the brand new York Daily News: 'He’s never been arrested.

'His solely crime was being a younger black guy buying a $300 belt.'

A Barneys retailer worker had requested the 19-yr-old for ID when he used his Chase debit card to purchase the ferragamo belt outlet. Mr Christian showed the clerk his state ID.

The shop cashier then subsequently called the police to say that the purchase was a fraud, in accordance with the lawsuit.

Officers took the teenager, who's an engineering freshman at the NYC College of Know-how, to an area precinct.

Mr Christian as soon as once more confirmed his ID, debit card and receipt for the belt.

Officers nonetheless refused to imagine the teenager.

'Regardless of producing such documentation Christian was advised that his identification was false and that he couldn't afford to make such an expensive buy,' the suit states.

Lastly Chase financial institution was contacted who verified that the debit card belonged to Mr Christian.

It was only then that he was allowed to go after spending two hours in a holding cell, the swimsuit claims.

The NYPD denied this and said the student was only held for forty two minutes.

The scholar, who has no historical past of arrests, mentioned that he won't ever shop at Barneys again following the incident.

The teenager, who now works at Target, informed the News: 'I brought the belt again to Barneys a few days later and returned it. I received my money back, I’m not buying there again. It’s merciless.