Cops have been called on a black youth mentor who was babysitting two white children.
“I’m Being Followed And Harassed”
— infowe (@infowe) October 10, 2018
Corey Lewis was looking after a 10-year-old girl and six-year-old boy, when he was approached in the parking lot of a Walmart in Atlanta on Sunday.
The young man was taken aback when a white woman demanded to speak to the children. After Lewis refused to let the stranger speak with them, the woman followed him to his house.
With Lewis refusing to engage with the woman’s request, she proceeded to call 911 on him.
The bizarre incident was filmed on Facebook Live by Lewis. He captured the moment a Cobb County police officer arrived at the home to question him and the children.
“I’m being followed and harassed,” Lewis tells the cop. “I got two kids I’m babysitting. She pulled up talking about, “Are the kids ok?’ Why wouldn’t they be ok?” Lewis protests.
They Called The Children’s Parents
Ignoring Corey’s pleas, the police officer also asks to speak with the children.
Wanting to protect the kids who were in his care, Corey refuses. But after witnessing the unnecessary commotion, the children are seen getting out of a nearby car to take up for their babysitter.
Sadly the matter was only resolved when the officer asks to speak to the children’s parents, David Parker and Dana Mango.
Both parents were furious that Lewis had been targeted for “babysitting while black.”
“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,'” Mango told CBS46.
The parents confirmed that their son attends Lewis’ mentoring program and they had arranged for him to watch both their kids.
Meanwhile the woman who started the incident has not yet been identified.