WATCH: NYPD Cops Take Down & Beat Man, Then Intimidate Target Shoppers Scolding Them

Police arresting a 25-year-old man who refused to leave a Brooklyn Target punched the man as they pinned him to the ground, a video posted online shows.

As four officers pin the squirming Alando Brissett down on the floor of the Flatlands store, a male and female officer punched him in the back several times, the tense 14-minute video shows.

“Stop f—ing hitting him,” one woman yelled as a crowd gathers during the Saturday night incident, which happened around 7:20 p.m., police said.

A woman in a blue shirt who walked toward the melee, pointing and apparently scolding the officers, is shooed away as more police arrive on scene, the video shows.

As cops hold down Brissett, the male officer who had punched him uses his knee to pin his head to the floor, according to the video.

“One person, 50 police,” one man yells as 15 to 20 more officers walk into the view of the lens.

The video, which was posted Sunday on YouTube, is under review, according to a police spokesman.

A Target employee had called police after she got into an argument with Brissett when he requested a receipt after returning bottles, according to the criminal complaint.

Cops said he was arrested after he was asked to leave the store when they arrived.

“I was certainly shocked at the level of force that was used,” said Michael Rolland, 31, who took the video while shopping at the store with his girlfriend.

“I was concerned the force used was excessive.”

Brissett’s grandmother said he often returned bottles at the Target to make some extra money.

She said he had trouble remembering things, which made it hard for him to hold down a job.

He had dropped out of community college, she said.

“He’s not a bad kid, he’s not a rude kid,” she said of Brissett, adding he often does her laundry for her without her having to ask.

“It hurts me,” she said of the video. “You cannot harm my grandson. He’s not a criminal.”

Brissett was arraigned Sunday on charges of disorderly conduct, trespassing, obstructing governmental administration and resisting arrest, according to a police spokesman.

He had initially refused to identify himself to authorities, police said. Brissett was apparently uninjured from the incident.

“At Target, we take the safety and security of our guests, team members and property very seriously,” the company’s spokeswoman said in a statement, referring all other questions to the NYPD.


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