The Blast obtained court documents that detail the events leading up to Kodak Black being arrested and charged with making false statements on federal forms in an attempt to purchase weapons in Florida. The documents reveal that an officer decided to investigate Kodak, real name Bill K. Kapri, after seeing him at Lou’s Police & Security equipment store speaking to a sales clerk about picking up a gun he ordered.
The documents state, “On March 1, 2019 [officer] was at Lou’s Police & Security equipment store, located at 7815 West 4th Ave, Hialeah, Florida, when [officer] observed Mr. Bill K. Kapri at the gun counter. Mr. Kapri was having a conversation with a gun sales clerk. [Officer] observed Mr. Kapri walk over to the sales register holding boxes of ammunition, as the sales clerk walked to the register with an open Sig Sauer box containing a rifle style firearm.
As Mr. Kapri paid for the ammunition and a drum style high capacity magazine, he advised an unknown email sales clerk that he would be back to pick-up the gun he purchased […] An investigation was later conducted and revealed that Mr. Kapri was attempting to purchase a Sig Sauer Rattler .300 pistol and left a $2000 deposit.”
Kodak’s team responded, by stating, “He says he observes him handling guns … why is that a crime? Because he’s black and has jewelry on? At that point, he doesn’t even know anything is illegal … It seems like a set up and profiling.”