In apparent case of racial profiling a White woman called police on Black man she spotted chaperoning a pair of White kids in Suburban Atlanta
Corey Lewis who runs a mentoring program was babysitting watching a 10-year-old girl and her brother, six,when he took them to a Walmart store on Sunday
Te woman approached him and the kids in Walmart parking lot and demanded to speak to the girl to make sure she was Ok, which Lewis turned down
The inquisitor then trailed Lewis to his home and called police to perform a welfare check
An officer turned up and ordered Lewis and the children out of his home and called the children’s parents to confirm that the mentor had legitimate access before she was cleared
Lewis, a youth mentor, believes he was racially profiled in the incident
White woman calls police on black man babysitting two kids – Corey Lewis [left] was babysitting two children on Sunday when a woman called police to his home
A white woman has been accused of racial profiling for calling the police to investigate a black man whom she saw babysitting two white children at a Walmart.
Corey Lewis was in the parking lot of a Walmart in suburban Atlanta on Sunday when he says the woman approached and asked to check on the children, a 10-year-old girl and six-year-old boy.
When Lewis refused to let her speak with the girl, the woman followed him to his house and called 911 to request a welfare check on the children.
Video shot by Lewis shows a Cobb County police officer arriving at the home to question Lewis and the children.
‘I’m being followed and harassed,’ Lewis tells the cop. ‘I got two kids I’m babysitting.’
‘She pulled up talking about, are the kids ok?
Why wouldn’t they be ok?’ Lewis continues.
The police officer asks to speak with the children himself and Lewis protests, but the children are sitting in a nearby car. The cop asked the kids to get out of the car and checked to see if they were ok. They inform the officer that Lewis is babysitting them
The officer explains that he is just responding to the 911 call to make sure everything is fine.
Lewis tells him that he works as a youth mentor.
‘Get out of the car kids’ – Cop orders kids of car at mentor’s home until he could be checked out
The matter was resolved when the officer called the children’s parents, David Parker and Dana Mango.
‘I said are you saying that because there’s an African American male driving my two white kids, that he was stopped and pulled over and questioned and he said I’m sorry ma’am that’s exactly what I’m saying,’ Mango told CBS46.
The parents said that their son attends Lewis’ mentoring program and they had arranged for him to watch the children.
Parker fumed that Lewis had been targeted for ‘babysitting while black’.
The identity of the woman who called police is unclear.