As with an increasing number of cases in the United Kingdom: It began with a tweet.
Ultimately, British Army Veteran Darren Brady, 51, would find himself handcuffed and being loaded into the back of a patrol car. Everything that happened in between has drawn both attention and scorn from both sides of the Atlantic.
Brady was placed under arrest on Friday at his home in Aldershot, Hampshire, England, after he retweeted a post on Twitter that reportedly made another person anxious, according to Hampshire police in a widely shared video of the arrest.
The tweet in question was a digitally manipulated image of several pride flags arranged to form a swastika.