Chicago CVS Manager Calls Police on Black Woman Who Was Trying to Use a Coupon
The manager, now dubbed "Coupon Carl," reported that the woman was threatening staff and refusing to leave the store, but that's not how she sees it.
A white CVS employee in Chicago called the police on a black woman in yet another incident that's been viewed as racist behavior. This time, it was over the use of a coupon.
Shopper Camilla Hudson said it all started as she tried to use a coupon, but after the store manager questioned its authenticity, he called the cops.
"She's African-American,” the man is seen telling a 911 dispatcher in a video Hudson posted to Facebook.
“I'm not African-American, I'm black," Hudson said. "Black is not a bad word!"
"He goes, 'Well, I can’t take this.' I ask, ‘Why can’t you take it?’ He said because it looks fraudulent," Hudson told Inside Edition.
The manager was visibly shaking as he made the call.
"It could have certainly been nerves or just adrenaline, if you will," Hudson told Inside Edition.
Chicago police say they were told a woman was threatening the staff and refused to leave, but Hudson says that's not the case.
"He did not say, ‘I need you to leave’ or, ‘As the manager I want you to leave.’ He said, ‘Well, I called the police, unless you want to get arrested, you need to leave the store now,'" she claimed.
It's just the latest in a string of incidents of onlookers calling the police on black people for going about their business.
Following the actions of "BBQ Becky," "Permit Patty" and "ID Adam" earlier this summer, social media has dubbed the CVS store manager employee "Coupon Carl."
His name is actually Morry Matson and he was a state delegate for President Trump at the 2016 Republican National Convention. He is currently running for Chicago City Council. Ironically, he was at the center of an election investigation after reportedly admitting to falsifying signatures on a ballot measure in 2016.
Hudson says the incident has left her shaken.
"I am not the first [and] likely won’t be the last person of color that the police are called into a situation where it is not warranted or merited," she said.
She tearfully added, "It is a much bigger issue for me than just what happened to me."
In addition to firing the employees, CVS issued a statement saying it does not tolerate discrimination of any kind. There is no word on whether the former store manager's still running for city council, but he has taken his campaign website offline.
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