WATCH: Markham crossing guard claims he was assaulted, handcuffed while doing his job

 

It's a crossing guard's job to protect the kids at they cross the street but according to one, it landed him in handcuffs.

Mohamed Hameed claims that he was helping children cross outside Mount Joy Public School in Markham when a vehicle approached slowly, but was not stopping.

He says he hit the back of the car, asking the driver to stop.

He claims the driver put the car in park and the passenger got out claiming to be a police officer.

Hameed tells CTV Toronto he was slammed against the vehicle and held there while the officer told his son to call 911.

When police arrived, Hameed says he was handcuff and put into the back of the cruiser.

He says he is diabetic and that he asked for water before passing out in the back of the car.

He was taken to  hospital and released.

Toronto Police confirmed to CTV that this off-duty officer is one of theirs.

York Regional Police say they're investigating.