Shaun King, a journalist with The Intercept, tweeted a body cam video of a black couple recently being handcuffed by police in Fort Walton Beach, Florida.
King noted that a Waffle House restaurant overcharged the couple 50 cents on a drink, and then called the police on them:
Here is the body camera footage of this outrageous wrongful arrest of a Black couple at the Waffle House.
They were arrested for theft & trespassing. They never even received the food. They were overcharged a $1.50 for an orange juice and asked to call customer service.
When the couple refused to pay the overcharge, the cops handcuffed them and said they would be charged with theft.
The couple were not ultimately charged with a crime, and Waffle House gave the woman a full refund, notes Business Insider.
This is the third recent incident involving black customers at Waffle House locations to go viral.
Waffle House released a statement:
As anyone who has dined with us knows, we have a very diverse customer base and workforce. We have had a culture of inclusion since we opened our doors in 1955, and are very proud of the fact that our restaurants have been open to all. We understand the concern over these incidents, and welcome continued communication with the community, its leaders and the customers involved…