Brother of jailed rave promoter describes arrest, takes picture of sister in cuffs

Posted at 9:00 PM, Aug 07, 2014
and last updated 2014-08-07 23:11:12-04

CEDAR SPRINGS, Mich. --  It's the party that's got the nation talking. "Project P" played out at a rural Mecosta County farm property on Saturday night. More than 2,000 people attended thanks to an organized push on social media.

James Taylor, who infamously spoke with us on Sunday, along with Brittany Johnson, who spoke with us on Monday, face criminal charges. Danny Misner has also been charged for his participation with the event.

All three are facing felony charges of furnishing a place for consideration for helping organize the rave that quickly spiraled out of control.

If convicted, they face up to one year behind bars and a maximum fine of $1,000.

Alex Johnson said that he was at Saturday`s rave with his sister Brittany.

Johnson said that on Tuesday afternoon, sheriff`s deputies parked outside their home. He said that about 24 hours later, they returned and put Brittany in hand cuffs.

"I went to go get the mail, and the officer just rolled up said, 'Hey, is Brittany Johnson here?' and I'm like, 'One second,' then I went to get her. She came out, 'Hey you... have a warrant for your arrest.'  I'm like, 'What?'"

Brittany, smiling while in handcuffs posed for a picture taken by her brother Alex.

Brittany told us on Monday that while she didn't come up with the concept of the party, she did create the buzz on social media that contributed to the turnout of more than 2,000 people.

"I guess you guys are just jealous that you can't throw a bigger party than us!" said Johnson.

With his sister locked up, Johnson said that his family is trying to raise the money to get Brittany out of jail.

"My mom is working so hard," he said. "I mean it's just been crazy. I don't have a job or anything, so I can't help."

"I think the people that actually host the party should be charged, not people from Twitter, like my sister from Twitter, who was just helping people raise, just skyrocketing the party," said Johnson.

Despite the fallout, Johnson said that after his sister is released, there`s still more partying planned.

"We all want another one dude. Party on! Party on! We want round three! Bring it!" said Johnson.