Woman calls cops on girl selling water in front of apartment building

Jun 26, 2018, 08:01
Woman calls cops on girl selling water in front of apartment building

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Austin told KTVU the woman walked up demanding to see her daughter's permit for selling water around 5:30 or 6:00 p.m. while they were in front of their apartment building near AT&T Park.

"I highly doubt she was on anyone else's cases about whether they have a permit", said San Francisco resident Kari Estrada.

After her mom Erin Austin lost her job, the little girl made a decision to sell water to raise money for the trip. "And my daughter just wanted to help". She told the Chronicle that she's received death threats and sexually violent messages, and that people have tried to get into her building to confront her.

Following the latest #LivingWhileBlack controversy, fortunes have diverged for Ettel and the eight-year-old she's accused of bullying.

Here's what can be heard and seen in the video, and what both have said since.

In the video, the woman can be heard apparently telling the cops that a black girl was "illegally selling water without a permit" on her phone.

A video grab shows Alison Ettel ducking behind a wall while being recorded allegedly calling the police on an 8-year-old girl. Ettel admits her actions were "stupid" and hopes to keep her reputation intact. "The whole world is going to see you", the mother filming the scene says.

FYI many dispensaries have cut ties with #PermitPatty after seeing the video. According to Ettel's account, she was working from her office when the voices downstairs became too distracting. Ettel says while on the phone.

Ettel was interviewed by HuffPost, and said the girl was "screaming about what they were selling", and said, "I had been putting up with this for hours, and I just snapped".

Ettel says she would like to say sorry to Jordan and her mother but they have said the apology is not accepted. It was completely stress-related, and I should have never confronted her.

"Extremely excited because I have never gone", Jordan said.

She also said the incident had nothing to do with race; it was only about the volume of their salesmanship.

In a somewhat happy ending to the story, Austin posted on Instagram that someone touched by the story purchased four tickets to Disneyland for Jordan.

Okay, so, if the sound was really the issue then why go downstairs and make a big fuss about the child not having a permit?

Austin called her explanation all wet.

"That woman thought she could use her white privilege and it didn't work", Austin said.

It's something she says she now deeply regrets. "We would love to donate to an organization that provides opportunities to young women of color interested in becoming entrepreneurs". I want to support that little girl.

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