Published: Sat, October 13, 2018

Police called on black man babysitting white kids

Police called on black man babysitting white kids

By the time he had them buckled up and ready to go, he had his phone out and was live streaming on Facebook as he narrated a story about how the unusual woman had begun stalking them after he refused to let her talk to the children, Lewis, 27, said in an interview.

Georgia resident Corey Lewis is crying foul after a white woman first stalked him and then called the police on him because she feared for the safety of the two white children he happened to be babysitting. He refused, so she called police and followed them to his home. "I felt like my character was being criminalised".

The officer called the children's mom, who was aghast at the presumption of the 911 caller.

He said the woman asked to speak with one of the children and threatened to call the police.

The East Cobb couple arranged for Lewis to babysit their children weeks ago.

An officer showed up on the scene and talked to the two children, a 10-year-old girl and a 6-year-old boy, who confirmed that Lewis had not kidnapped them. "It doesn't make sense in light of what happened". Concerned about the children's safety, he drove to his house, and when he arrived, so did the woman - and a police auto. Confused, Lewis replied, "Why wouldn't they be OK?"


"She pulled up to my vehicle and asked if the kids were all right", Lewis told the network.

"I see this black gentleman with two little white kids and I had a amusing feeling", the caller said.

The mother said her children, Addison and Nicholas, were frightened for Lewis when the officer questioned him.

While the officer was speaking to the children, Lewis, who runs a local childcare company, narrated his frustration at what he believed to be suspicion based only on the fact that he was caring for children of a different race. "I'm being followed and harassed", he says, to which the officer replied, "I've heard".

Minutes later, a cop arrives and proceeds to question Lewis and the children. When the police contacted David Parker and Dana Mango, they were in disbelief. "We felt awful for Corey". Lews said, as he positioned the video to show what he claimed was the woman's auto parked down the street. Lewis was also wearing his signature shirt - a bright green T-shirt bearing his company's logo. His kids, he said, consider Lewis part of the family. Despite the children showing no signs of being in danger, she asked him if the children were alright. Lewis said he told her no.

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