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Woman Calls Police Over Black Man Babysitting White Children

Woman Calls Police Over Black Man Babysitting White Children

A black man who was babysitting two white children had the police called on him to carry out a welfare check after a white woman saw them together in Walmart.

Corey Lewis runs a youth mentoring programme called 'Inspired By Lewis' and was looking after the children of his friends.

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The trio went to Walmart and enjoyed Subway before getting in the car to return home, which is when Corey was approached by a woman asking to check on the children, a 10-year-old girl and a six-year-old boy.

Corey Lewis. Credit: LADbible
Corey Lewis. Credit: LADbible

The MailOnline reported that Lewis refused to let the woman speak to the young girl, resulting in her following him home and calling the police requesting a welfare check to be carried out.

Sure enough the police arrived from Cobb County Police Department to quiz Corey and the children he was babysitting.

Corey explained on the live Facebook video: "I'm being followed and harassed. I got two kids I'm babysitting. She pulled up talking about, are the kids ok? Why wouldn't they be ok?"

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In response, the officer asked to speak to the children, who were sitting in the back of Corey's car. Corey replied: "Why, to fulfil her?"

Then when the police officer asked them to step out of the car, a the visibly shocked babysitter said: "Oh, they gotta step out? Please explain to the officer who Mr Lewis is."

The little girl confirmed to the officer that they were being looked after and Corey told him he works as a youth mentor.

In another Facebook video, Corey said: "All because I got two kids in the backseat who do not look like me, this lady took it upon herself to say that she's going to take my plate down and call the police.

"It's crazy... It's 2018 and this is what I've got to deal with."

The MailOnline reported how the matter was resolved when the officer called the children's parents.

The mum told CBS46: "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".

The parents said that their son attends Corey's mentoring program and they had arranged for him to watch the children.

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Topics: Children, World News, News, Atlanta

Rebecca Shepherd

I'm Becky - a journalist at LADbible. I graduated with a First Class BA in Journalism before going on to cover criminal court cases, medical tribunals and breaking news for the national media - which inevitably and eventually became as glum as it sounds. Can often be found rocking a bag for life - which I made a 'thing' way before Rihanna. You can contact me at [email protected]

 

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