DAILYKENN.com -- A group of people were suspected of stealing soda pop from a Subway restaurant. An employee called police but was apparently rebuffed due to the skin color of the alleged thieves.
The media referred to the groups as a black "family;" a rarity among blacks in America where over 70 percent of births are out of wedlock.
From Fox News ▼
A Georgia restaurant owner says he is investigating after an employee called 911 on an African-American family who had stopped for dinner during a vacation.
WSB-TV reports that Felicia and Othniel Dobson of North Carolina on Monday had stopped for dinner at a Subway in Newnan with their four children, ages 8 to 19, when a restaurant employee called police.
In the 911 call, the employee said there are "eight people in a van" who were going back forth to the bathroom and possibly putting soda in water cups.
The couple said the responding police officer and store owner apologized.
Felicia Dobson said the family did nothing wrong and "can't change our skin color."
In a statement, Subway franchisee Rosh Patel said he has reiterated "the importance of making everyone feel welcome."
Owner: Columbus Marketing Group, Inc. Permission is granted to use original material in this article providing (1) the byline is included in an obvious manner crediting DailyKenn.com as the author, (2) a link to this page is included and (3) no changes are made either by deletion, addition or annotation. Original compositions at DailyKenn.com are sometimes seeded with decoy data, such as hidden acronyms, to detect unauthorized use and plagiarism.