A man has been fired from his job after a viral video captured him harassing a Black woman (after calling the cops) because he wanted her to verify that she had access to their neighborhood pool.
Since the video went viral, the man — Adam — has been fired from his job.
“We are aware of a terrible incident involving the actions of one of our employees outside the workplace,” Sonoco, a global packaging solutions supplier, said in a statement.
“The well-documented incident, which involves activities at a neighborhood pool over the 4th of July, does not reflect the core values of our Company, and the employee involved is no longer employed by the company in any respect.”
We are aware of a terrible incident involving the actions of one our employees outside of the workplace, and we have released this statement. pic.twitter.com/vl8Vk4ykoc
— Sonoco (@Sonoco_Products) July 6, 2018
In the video, police can be seen responding to Adam’s complaint by making the woman swipe her card proving she has access.
The woman, who says she was at the pool with her son, accuses Adam of racial profiling.
After she proves she indeed has access to the pool, she asks Adam to apologize. He refuses and instead wants her address.
“Yeah, they kind of make their way around sometimes, is the only challenge. But that’s good enough for me today,” Adam can be heard saying after her pool card swipes with no issue.
In response to the video, social media users began using the hashtag #IDAdam.
The man, who people are calling #IDAdam, asked Jasmine Edwards for her ID in what she called “a classic case of racial profiling.” In a video the man claims he asks residents a couple times a week. But after demonstrating that Edwards had a key card to get into the pool, two officers on the scene eventually apologized to Edwards for “the time and altercation that occurred.” [?: Edwards via Facebook/@buzzfeednews]
At least the officers apologized.