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WARSAW, North Carolina (KRON/CNN) - Police in North Carolina are investigating a weekend incident where an officer placed a young man in a chokehold.

Police Chief Eric Southerland said in a statement to ABC 11, "We are now investigating the whole incident, interviewing witnesses and gathering additional video".

Speaking to ABC 11, Wall explained that he was at the restaurant to get some food after taking his 16-year-old sister to prom.

In a video that has now gone viral, Anthony is seen with his hands in the air before the officer places his hands around his neck.

The big question is whether this chokehold was legal.

Warsaw Police Chief Eric Southerland says his department, along with the Duplin County District Attorney, is working to find out if excessive force was used.

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Wall was charged with disorderly conduct and resisting arrest, ABC11 reports.

"I'm not trying to be a person that dies out here or anything like that, I just want you to stop choking me", he added. "Once the investigation is complete and the District Attorney has had a chance to review the case we will provide the public with an update on the findings". While dining, the 22 year-old got into a verbal altercation with some employees, which inevitably led to the police being called to settle to kerfuffle and remove him from the premises.

A second video posted by the TV station shows Wall and his sister, still in her prom dress, yelling in the restaurant. The officer, wearing a vest with the word "police" on the back, pushed Wall against the plate glass window.

It wasn't immediately clear what might have prompted the officer's use of force. "And once again the police responded with violence". He's already planning a demonstration for 9 a.m. Saturday (May 12) at a Waffle House on Cobb Parkway across from SunTrust Park.

"We are looking into the incident ... to gather all the facts", said Pat Warner, a spokesman for Waffle House.

Warsaw police said they had begun an investigation, but did not offer further details. He said that the company has already launched extensive investigations into the two incidents and spoke directly with a woman from a third high profile incident, where she claimed that another Alabama Waffle House intentionally locked her out.

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