CVS Manager Calls 911 on Black Woman For Using Coupon
From a woman who attacked a black teen at a pool to a neighbor calling the police on an 8-year-old selling water, a lot of white people seem to be calling the police on black people for non-crimes.
In a video that made waves on social media over the weekend, a CVS manager dubbed "Coupon Carl" trembles while calling the police.
The reason he dialed 9-1-1? Well, a black woman brought in a coupon and he questioned its authenticity. That's it.
Camilla Hudson recorded and shared a video of part of a disturbing encounter she had in a CVS.
In the video, while some sort of extremely irritating alarm goes off, a man named Morry Matson appears to tremble while speaking to emergency services over the phone.
As Morry asks for police, Hudson calmly assures Matson that she will be there when the police arrive.
He gives the person a description, as if she might bolt at any moment.
She spells her name and mentions that she has ID and will happily share it with them.
Hudson took to Facebook to share the whole story, though the social media platform removed the post.
"I had the police called on me because I tried to use a coupon at the CVS pharmacy," Hudson warned her Facebook friends.
"I stopped in," she explained. "To make a purchase using a coupon mailed to me by the product manufacturer, as a replacement for problematic/defective product."
She then explains that the manager suspected it of being fraudulent.
When she asked for his name, she reports, he "became agitated and rude."
He apparently stormed off, slammed a door, and called the police.
Hudson reports that 9-1-1 hung up on him the first time that he called, so he called again and claimed that she was harassing him.
On it ssurface, Morry Matson appears to be, at best, a man who abandoned any pretense of customer service and perhaps
At worst, he seems to be a racist who assumed that a black woman was a criminal because he had never seen her coupon before.
But there's another layer to this story.
The man who suspected this woman of forgery to the point where he called the police on a customer was actually busted for forgery under two years ago.
What's more, the incident in which he dabbled with forgery also had a racial component.
Morry was spearheading an effort to build a pricey waterfront bike path to a beach — a path that just happened to be near his home.
He was pushing for a ballot measure to build this on the taxpayer's dime.
His proposal mentioned that improving the beachfront area would not result in "people from the South Side," which is one of the laziest apparent euphemisms for people of color that we've ever read.
The reason that he didn't get to have his proposal on the ballot was because it was discovered that he had filled multiple pages of his petition with names that he had written himself.
This is according to forensic experts, which is what got the ballot measure removed in 2016. But apparently people looking at the petition could determine that it was fraudulent with the naked eye.
He had also been gathering names for well beyond the 90 day limit imposed.
"You’re calling me a liar, you’re calling me a thief, you’re calling me a forger,” Hudson says..
“It’s not that they didn’t take the coupon or refused to take the coupon, it’s how he did it," she explains.
"He was nasty, he was unprofessional, he was dismissive, he was accusatory," Hudson says. "His entire tone and demeanor was offensive and problematic."
Speaking of problematic, Morry says that he was a state delegate for Donald Trump in 2016. He is now running for Chicago's 48th Ward Alderman.
CVS released a statement that they are investigating this troubling incident.