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Yet another white person has called the police on someone for existing while black. Per People, Georgia police questioned a black youth mentor babysitting the kids of his white family friends after a white woman called 911 on him. Seriously.
The caller approached Lewis in a Walmart parking lot, an encounter he was able to document on Facebook Live. The woman allegedly threatened to report Lewis’ license plate number, asked the kids if they needed help, and followed him in her car for almost an hour. “We then left to go get gas, she moved closer and waited there,” Lewis told CBS46.
He said the woman followed him home, and that police arrived soon after. He also recorded that conversation on Facebook Live, and officers could be seen questioning the children, who are around 10 and 6 years old. The police then called the children’s parents.
“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,'” their mother said.
The kids’ father called the incident a case of “B-W-B, which I guess is the new thing, babysitting while black.” We’ll add that to sleeping while black, vacationing while black, swimming while black, and, well, everything else.
Despite putting Lewis’ safety at risk, not to mention stalking him and the kids for an hour, it’s unclear if the woman will face any charges.