WACO, Texas (KWTX) – A woman says she has been the victim of harassment, harassment, called racial slurs and assault at the Target on June 19. Now, she and her lawyer took the case to law enforcement.
“I have the impression that this is the first time in my life that I have never, in fact, I was a racist….sorry…the voices of my face,” said Denise Anderson, holding back tears. “And never actually followed in a store. First time in my life. I am appalled, angry, I’m disgusted.”
Anderson said that when she parked her car to walk inside the store, someone inside of a truck with a confederate flag was called a racist attack.
When she came into the store, she claims the men cornered in the alley.
“He said,” excuse me real sarcastically,” said Anderson. “I said,” I don’t want your excuse me. Move.’ I take a step to the left of him, and he bumps me with his shoulder.”
Anderson said that the men have taken the harassment to the rear for parking, but it stopped once it has started filming them.
Once the video was posted on social media, it got the attention of the lawyer Robert Callahan, who is now helping with the case.
“By flying these flags, these men are saying, it is our territory,” said Callahan. “It belongs to the racism. And that’s not going to be taken here in the County of McLennan.”
Anderson and Callahan have filed a complaint with the Waco Police Department to request an investigation into the incident.
“I was of the opinion that we handled this the right way, Friday, maybe even a private apology would have been enough,” said Callahan. “But it became clear that the parties concerned were not going to come forward and take responsibility. So, once we’ve put the information. The community to step up and the community has told us that we will not tolerate this in our city.”
Callahan also said that the Target has the video of the incident, and that they are currently waiting for law enforcement to come and the video.
KWTX has reached the Target of comment, but has not yet received one.
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