Campground Manager Pulls Gun on Black Couple That Was Having a Picnic

The Kampgrounds of America employee has since been fired.


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A campgrounds manager lost her job this week after pulling a gun on a black couple that was trying to have a picnic. 

The confrontation occurred Sunday at a Kampgrounds of America spot in Starkville, Mississippi. Jessica Richardson captured the moment on video and shared it on social media. 

"RACISM IS ALIVE AND WELL!" she captioned the clip. "Today was a beautiful day so my husband (who's a vet), our 2 year old dog, and myself, decided to Google a lake to visit and have a picnic. We found a lake located in Starkville, MS and decided to visit. Not five mins later a truck pulls up and a white lady screams at us, she then jumps out of her truck with a Gun. And proceeded to point it at the 3 of us, simply because we didnt make reservations."

The gun-wielding woman has since been identified as Ruby Howell, according to the Huffington Post.

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