Watch: Woman Calls Police On Black Man Trying To Get Into His Own Car
In another incident involving police called on black Americans who are not breaking the law, a black Wisconsin man recorded footage this week of a white woman calling the police on him while he tried to gain access to his own car.
Corvontae Davis told a local ABC affiliate that the woman called the police on him to report he was breaking into a car as he tried to get change from his own vehicle to pay a parking meter on Tuesday.
“I was getting ready to put money in a meter or whatever, and she has nothing else better to do and asked me if I was breaking into my car,” Davis can be heard saying in a video he shared on Facebook, which has since garnered over 63,000 views in the past several days.
“I hit unlock, but it wouldn’t open, so I went around to the other side and opened the door after hitting unlock. And by that time, I hear this lady shouting, screaming, ‘Dude, why are you breaking into that car? Whose car is that? Does it belong to you?’” Davis told the local station.
Davis said the woman then called the police to report that he was breaking into the car, and he ended up waiting for police to arrive because he figured it might have looked suspicious if he left. Davis told the local station that the police were quickly able to verify he was the owner of the car once they arrived, but that the woman had left by then.
He is convinced he was the victim of racial profiling.
“Stereotyping, racial profiling. Maybe she thought the vehicle didn’t belong to me, but that’s why you ask questions. You don’t jump to conclusions,” Davis, who is also a corrections officer for the state, said.
Davis said he initially didn’t plan to share the video by decided to so that “these situations can be resolved.”
Watch the video below:
The viral video is the latest in a series of widely publicized incidents captured on video of police called on black Americans for not valid reason.
Two black men were arrested in a Philadelphia Starbucks earlier this year while sitting in the cafe without ordering anything.
Another viral video from June showed a white woman, dubbed by social media users as “Permit Patty,” calling 911 on a black girl selling bottled water in San Francisco.