Henry Gates Jr arrested

famed scholar Henry "skip" Gates Jr was arrested for breaking into his own home.

It seems the Harvard professor was having trouble with a jammed door and was trying to get into his home. a neighbor saw him and thought he was a bugler trying to break into the house and so they called the police.

The police officer came just as Skip Gates opened his door yet still wanted to talk to him. Henry Gates wasn't in the mode and didn't respond to the officer and accussed him of racism. In return the officer arrested Henry Gates Jr for disorderly conduct.

you can read the police report here

*UPDATE: the charges against Henry Gates Jr have been dropped.