(9NEWS.com) - A Fort Collins man gained attention earlier this month when he refused to be taken into police custody and instead filmed a YouTube video of himself improvising rap lyrics as a flash bang grenade went off outside his room.
The YouTube video, of 19-year-old Joshua Jackson, had been viewed more than 153,000 times as of Sunday afternoon. "The cops were asking me to leave my room, and I refused because I did not feel safe in the custody of police," Jackson, who goes by the rap name Adequate Advocate, told 9NEWS.
He spent roughly two weeks behind bars on a felony menacing charge following the incident before bonding out of jail. A police report shows Jackson was arguing with his roommate when "Jackson became upset and grabbed a cork screw in one hand and a knife in his other" and told his roommate to come closer, according to the report. "I defended myself with a kitchen knife in the kitchen while I was cooking noodles," Jackson told 9NEWS. He says he was being held hostage by his roommates, though the police report says Jackson's roommate felt threatened. That roommate, William Barrett, told police he "felt his safety was in immediate risk," according to the report.
Jackson says an inmate told him the YouTube video was garnering a lot of attention, even as Jackson was behind bars. He says he's only seen the video a couple of times since leaving jail. Jackson says he has since been evicted from the room he was renting, which he found on Craigslist.
He plans to focus his efforts on preventing sex trafficking and creating hip hop in the future. Police say Jackson has a history of resisting arrest
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