17-year-old Sidney Newman and 18-year-old Ferdinand Hunt say they were hanging out together in the 700 block of Conti Sunday night after going to a parade.
Hunt's mother, an 8th District NOPD officer, was working nearby. The young men say Hunt's mother had gone to grab them something to eat.
Surveillance video obtained by FOX 8 shows Hunt leaning up against the building while Newman sat next to him.
"We were just sitting there laughing and out of nowhere, I saw two guys grab Ferd," says Newman.
"All of a sudden, I'm on the wall. A whole bunch of people just came up and threw me up against the wall," says Hunt.
Those people were plain clothes law enforcement officers, nine of them State Troopers and one NOPD officer. The two young men were taken down to the ground.