So my little cousin was selling water and didn't have a permit so this lady chose to call the cops on an 8 year old.
Alison said that there was "no racial component" in her choice to call the police, saying her decision was "stress related" because of noise being made by Jordan on the street.
The video shows the mom confronting the woman while she's on the phone. "She came out and directly demanded to see a permit to sell water from an 8-year-old". According to her, the phone call was a culmination of several hours of "screaming" from the girl's mother.
"It was wrong, and I wish I could take it back", said Ettel, who sells cannabis products for dogs.
"Yeah, illegally selling water without a permit", the woman said in Austin's video, which was initially posted on her Instagram story. Ettel says that she contacted the building's security before pretending to call the police. The incident was recorded on video by the girl's mother and cousin (on Instagram and Twitter respectively), and understandably, the footage has gone viral.
While some people have been quick to brand the incident as racially motivated, Ettel denies the incident had anything to do with the little girl's skin tone.
Austin called her explanation all wet.
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We think Permit Patty learned her lesson here: don't try to mobilize the police against people of color just because one is personally annoyed they're being too loud. She said when police asked her if she needed them on the scene, she declined their offer.
"Don't hide, the whole world gonna see you, boo", the woman filming says.
FYI many dispensaries have cut ties with #PermitPatty after seeing the video.
"As soon as I saw it, I put the word out to staff to pull it off the shelf immediately and let her know we weren't doing business with her any more", Jesse Henry, Barbary's executive director, told the Guardian. The situation continued to escalate, and Ettel told Today in an exclusive interview that she has gotten, "all kinds of threats".
"This is my son selling water right at the same place of the poor little 8-year-old and nobody stopped him", said Cassindy Chow, whose son sells water without a permit.
A crying Ettel was on the Today Show Monday where she said that it wasn't about race and that she's received "All kinds of threats..."Horrible, frightful images, and death threats". "Thank you for teaching her all people aren't so s-y". In other words: Permit Patty might not even have a permit for some of the work she does herself.