Georgia police called on black man babysitting white kids


MARIETTA, Ga. (AP) — A white woman who spotted a black man babysitting two white children called police and then followed them home in Georgia.

"All because I have two kids in the back seat that do not look like me this lady has taken it upon herself to say that she's going to take my plate down and call the police," Cory Lewis said.

WGCL-TV reported Tuesday that the woman stopped Lewis outside a Cobb County Walmart and asked to speak to the kids. He refused, so she called police and followed them to his home.

An officer arrived and questioned the children, ages 6 and 10, and called their parents, David Parker and Dana Mango. The couple says Lewis is a family friend and their son attends his youth program.

"He was doing us a favor," Dana said. "How they ended up on the side of a road being spoken to by police was just something that I couldn't wrap my head around."

Mango says the officer told her Lewis was questioned because he's a black man driving around with two white children.

Parker said he guesses "B-W-B is the new thing, babysitting while black."