Something similar happened with me around my school, actually.
In Freshman year I made friends with this cool guy named Jose in my PE class. then in Senior year I found out his neighbors were in the gangs. They'd seen me over the past 4 years hanging with him. And it's really odd for any white dude to show up, especially if he shows up more than once.
They asked how I knew the family and I was like "oh, I go to school with Jose." And they were like "why hang out with him? you're a rich white boy"
"because he's a cool kid, and I enjoy his company."
Apparently that meant that nobody was gonna fuck with my car while I was there anymore. (I used to have to park it in Jose's garage because people would mess with it everytime I went over.)
And then the gangmember invited to his house for dinner.
My friend all but told me that his parents was some sort've large scale drug dealers. As a kid I had no idea how they had no jobs at all, yet could afford seafood and shit every night. New cars, pooltables, new shoes, all on no salery. Now that Im older Im actually under the assumption his mother was an escort, and the father was actually more of a drug dealer. They were obviously seperated.