Two managers were fired from a Chicago CVS last Friday after calling the police on a woman over a coupon they thought was fraudulent.
This is the latest incident in a string of recent cases where white people have called the cops on someone "simply for being black," as described in this piece by USA Today.
The woman at the center, Camilla Hudson, described what happened on her Facebook:
So, THIS just happened: I had the police called on me for attempting to use a coupon @ the CVS Pharmacy located at 6150 N. Broadway in Chicago! I stopped in to make a purchase using a coupon mailed to me by the product manufacturer, as replacement for problematic/defective product. The manager on duty said that he’d never seen a coupon like the one I had and said that he thought it was fraudulent. When I asked for his name and his title/role within the store, he became agitated and rude. When I pulled out my phone to document what happened and exactly what he’d said to me (AND how he’d said it!) he turned his back and walked away from me. When I followed him and demanded that he answer my question, he ran to the back of the store and slammed a door in my face. Meanwhile, the other manager, who’d been helping me initially, came running back to tell me that I’d better leave the store immediately, because he’d called the police.
In the video footage captured by Hudson, the second manager, Morry Matson, who was the state delegate for President Trump at the 2016 Republican National Convention, as well as the former head of the Illinois chapter of a conservative LGBT group called the Log Cabin Republicans (until this happened), and who is currently running for Chicago City Council, can be seen shaking like a leaf as he makes the 911 call.
Check it out:
Hudson's Facebook re-post (apparently, her first was taken down by FB for some supposed terms violation):