As Michael Brown’s step-father, Louis Head, is being investigated for provoking a riot in Ferguson, Missouri last week by urging protesters to “burn this bitch down,” a new video has emerged showing the 38-year-old predicting that his words would cause mayhem in the St. Louis suburb.

“No, if I get up there I’m going to start a riot,” Head can be heard saying on the video when asked by another person if he wanted to step onto a makeshift stage where Brown’s mother, Lesley McSpadden, was expressing grief and anger over St. Louis County prosecutor Bob McCulloch’s announcement to not indict Ferguson police officer Darren Wilson for Brown’s shooting death.

Head, an ex-convict, eventually stepped up on the stage to console McSpadden before yelling “burn this bitch down” approximately ten times into the crowd.


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