Old Navy employee accused of racially profiling a black woman

Mail Online | 6/14/2019 | Leah Mcdonald For Dailymail.com
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An Old Navy employee was fired after she grabbed a black customer by the wrist and accused her of shoplifting from the store.

Lisa Calderon posted footage of her interaction with staff and security at Square One Shopping Center in Ontario on Facebook and claimed she had been racially profiled.

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She said she initially entered the Old Navy store on Monday to return a recent purchase.

Calderon left and had been wearing an Old Navy top she purchased previously, which still had a clothing tag.

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But she was furious when a store worker named Stephanie followed her and grabbed her by the wrist, accusing her of stealing the top.

In footage which has gone viral, the store worker can be heard telling Calderon: 'Did you pay for this shirt at Old Navy, the tag is still on it.

'You - Old - Navy - Shirt - Mam

'You did not walk into Old Navy with that shirt on, we have cameras Mam, you can come with me. Why are you shaking, are you nervous?.'

Calderon reacts furiously to the accusation as the worker refused to let go of her wrist and mall security can then be seen intervening.

Lisa - Worker - Hand - Hand - Stephanie

Lisa tells the worker: 'Let go of my hand, can you let go of my hand Stephanie, I will press charges against if you don't let go of my hand.

'I walked into the store with this shirt, you have no right to be holding my hand because of what you think.

'You - Cameras - Hand

'You should watch the cameras, tell her to let go of my f*****g hand because I will pop.'

She can then be heard telling security staff that she had bought the top the previous day and always leaves tags on recent purchases.

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Eventually, Calderon agreed to return to Old Navy, where Stephanie’s manager, who she identifies as Gillian, apologized and admitted the employee had no right to...
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