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{STREETZ MORNING TAKEOVER} CVS EMPLOYEES HID AND CALLED POLICE AFTER 2 BLACK MEN ASKED FOR SLICED CHEESE

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“THIS IS HOW WEIRD APOCALYPTIC MOVIES START”

New York Daily reported:

A late-night cheese run to CVS turned into a brush with law enforcement after store employees hid in the backroom and called the cops on a pair of black customers.

Rick Berry and his roommate Phillip Blackwell said they walked into the Richmond, Va., pharmacy and asked an employee if the store carried sliced cheese only to be told kindly that it did not.

Shortly after, Blackwell told WRIC, he noticed all the employees — including the one they’d just spoken to — had vanished. They were alone in the store with one other customer for about a half hour before a police officer arrived, Berry explained.

Phillip Blackwell and his roommate Rick Berry said their CVS cheese trip was like “how werid apoclyptic movies start.”
Phillip Blackwell and his roommate Rick Berry said their CVS cheese trip was like “how werid apoclyptic movies start.” (WRIC.COM)
“We were walking around trying to find an employee, and the cop himself ended up opening the emergency door, which set the alarm off,” Berry said. “A couple of minutes later, he got the call from the alarm company asking what was going on.”

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The roommates explained the situation to the officer who in the end, joined them in their search for the CVS employees.

“He was laughing with us because, like, this is how weird, apocalyptic movies start,” Berry, who recorded the incident on his Snapchat, said.

They found the employees huddled together, locked into the store’s backroom and after making a few calls, the officer told the pair they had to leave.

Ricky Berry recorded parts of the incident and then shared the clips on Snapchat.
Ricky Berry recorded parts of the incident and then shared the clips on Snapchat. (WRIC.COM)
“We’re being kicked out because they were scared of us and hiding,” Berry said in one the Snapchat videos.

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The pair noted the officer remained friendly with them throughout the ordeal and was only doing what he was asked.

“He just told us we need to leave the premises or else we would be arrested for trespassing, and that flipped the script on all of us,” Berry told the news station. “We had no idea what was going on.”

A CVS spokesperson apologized on behalf of the employee and told WRIC the worker who called the police will be interviewed and potentially go through another round of training.

 

 

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