Newly Released Call Shows 'Permit Patty' Did Call Police On Eight-Year-Old

Remember Permit Patty, real name Alison Ettel, who hit headlines around the world after being filmed calling police on an eight-year-old girl selling water?

After she went viral Ettel apologised for her actions and said in an interview that she hadn't actually called the cops, saying she just 'pretended'.

However, just as Ettel probably thought her 15-minutes of infamy were over, a newly released call to 911 appears to reveal that she did call cops.

KTUV got a hold of the recording, in which a woman can be heard saying: "I have someone who does not have a vendor permit that's selling water across from the ballpark."

She then asks the call handler to put her through to 'someone to talk about that' and she's transferred through to San Francisco Police.

She thanks the call handler. The call ends 17 seconds later.

The news outlet says it has confirmed that the call was made from Ettel's phone. Awkward.

She's yet to respond to the release of the call.

According to the little girl's cousin, she was selling the water to try and fund a trip to Disneyland. But after the clip was shared online, an anonoymous donor got in touch and gave the girl four tickets. How nice is that?

Ettel found herself on the receiving end of a massive backlash after the initial clip of her on the phone was shared online.

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Credit: Twitter

Speaking to the Huffington Post, Ettel, said there was 'no racial component' to it and that she only pretended to call police.

She told the news outlet: "They were screaming about what they were selling. It was literally nonstop. It was every two seconds, 'Come and buy my water.' It was continuous and it wasn't a soft voice, it was screaming."

She added: It was stupid. I completely regret that I handled that so poorly. It was completely stress-related, and I should have never confronted her. That was a mistake, a complete mistake. Please don't make me sound horrible."

While #permitpatty began trending, Ettel says she was sent abuse and death threats. She has also stepped down as CEO of the medical marijuana company she set up - TreatWell Health, after a number of dispensaries that carried the product announced they would be dropping it.

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Credit: Twitter

Magnolia Oakland, which stocked TreatWell Health products, told the MailOnline: "After seeing this video of their CEO, calling the police on an eight-year-old entrepreneur selling water on a hot day, we decided without hesitation that we could no longer patronise her company.

"Treatwell was one of our best-selling products but to us, integrity is always above profits."

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Claire Reid

Claire Reid is a journalist at LADbible. Claire graduated from Liverpool John Moores University with a BA in journalism. She’s previously worked at Trinity Mirror. Since joining LADbible, Claire has worked on pieces for the UOKM8? mental health campaign, the Yemen crisis, life in the Calais Jungle as well as a profile of a man who is turning himself into a cyborg.

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