White Woman Calls The Cops On A Black Man Babysitting White Children

Black man had police called on him for babysitting white children

Black man had police called on him for babysitting white children

A white woman called the police on a black man who was babysitting two white children after she reported that she feared for their safety.

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. "I felt like my character was being criminalised". Lewis said no, and the police were called.

In one Facebook Live video, Lewis talks about the incident and that the woman was now following him. After the children identified Lewis as their babysitter, the officer explained why he had been called. After taking them to an indoor play area, he took them to Walmart to eat at the Subway, he said.

Police said the woman didn't stick around once police arrived. Confused, Lewis replied, "Why wouldn't they be OK?"

Mango says the officer told her Lewis was questioned because he's a black man driving around with two white children.

As they were getting into the auto, the woman drove up and asked if the children were "OK", Lewis explained to "Good Morning America".

"He was apologetic and said, 'Yes, ma'am, I'm sorry, that appears to be what happened, '" she recalled.

Lewis' encounter is the latest in a number of high-profile incidents of alleged racial profiling, often when police are called to investigate as a black person is doing everyday activities.

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"It just knocked us out of our chair", David Parker, their father, said Tuesday. "We felt frightful for Corey".

Parker and Mango said they don't believe that the woman was trying to protect their children because they never showed any signs of being in danger.

The couple's son, Addison, attends a youth mentoring program operated by Lewis and is a friend of the family.

Lewis said the woman followed him all the way home. Lewis was also wearing his signature shirt - a bright green T-shirt bearing his company's logo.

In the videos, Mr Lewis says: "It's 2018. I said 'why wouldn't they be?' She gave me a smirk and then left".

"We were at dinner, and I saw that Mr. Lewis had called", Mango said.

"I noticed we were being watched", Lewis told Newsweek.

Mango said the experience frightened her children. "But then for it to actually happen to you, it's unbelievable".

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