White Man Accused of Pulling Gun on Black Florida College Students Surrenders to Police

Don Crandall
Twitter/Leon County

A white Florida man whose face was seen nationwide in viral video that allegedly shows him pulling a gun on black college students in an elevator has surrendered to police.

NBC News reports that 49-year-old Don Crandall turned himself in Friday at the Leon County Detention facility in Tallahassee after police charged him with improper exhibition of a firearm

Crandall is accused of grabbing his gun as he was recorded on video telling four Florida A&M University college students that they did not belong in his off-campus apartment building elevator Sept. 8.

The student who recorded the incident, Isaiah Butterfield, posted it to Twitter and it has since been viewed hundreds of thousands of times.

Crandall, who managed an area hotel, has reportedly been fired from his job in the wake of the incident. 

He faces a possible sentence of over a year in prison if he's found guilty.

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