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Walgreens Manager Wrongly Accuses Black Veteran Of ‘Shoplifting’, Refuses To Apologize After Calling Cops

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Walgreens Manager Wrongly Accuses Black Veteran Of ‘Shoplifting’, Refuses To Apologize After Calling Cops




A Black U.S. Army veteran was wrongly accused by a Walgreens manager of shoplifting from a nearby store and booted from Walgreens by police in Covina, California.

Trial lawyer Ben Crump tweeted a video of the now-viral incident showing police officers asking the man to leave the store after the store manager called police on him.



“Just another day of #ShoppingWhileBlack,” Crump wrote.

“This Black veteran was kicked out of a Walgreens by Covina [Police Department] after a manager claimed he stole something at a nearby store. She then refused to apologize after the other store verified he didn’t match the actual thief’s description. Just another day of #ShoppingWhileBlack,” he tweeted.

The Army vet confronts the Walgreens manager outside and demands to know why he has been wrongly accused of shoplifting.

Police eventually cleared the man of any wrongdoing after it became clear that there was a mix-up in the description of the alleged shoplifter.




The manager refused to apologize to the man even after police had cleared him. The vet explains to officers that he is a truck driver just passing through town and is the son of a police officer who also served in the U.S. Army.

Watch the incident below:

Walgreens issued a short statement saying they “are aware of this matter and are working with management so that it can be looked into.”





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