In yet another instance of white folks not minding their business and curiously enough in the Bay Area, a woman allegedly called the cops on a young girl of color for selling water without a permit. It came out later that the hilariously nicknamed “Permit Patty” claimed she was only pretending to call the cops and was upset about the noise the girl was making.
In a San Francisco neighborhood over the weekend, an eight-year-old girl was selling water outside the home where she lives with her mother. Alison Ettel, who was working in her office, told the Huffington Post that the girl was yelling at the top of her lungs and that she snapped. The incident was caught on tape allegedly by the child’s mother and posted to Instagram, sparking the #PermitPatty trending topic that’s still going strong through the weekend.
Ettel told HuffPost that the incident, which has left her feeling “horrible and heart-wrenched,” began because the girl’s mother was “screaming.” She asked the building’s security to intervene, but said they could do nothing.
“They were screaming about what they were selling,” she said. “It was literally nonstop. It was every two seconds, ‘Come and buy my water.’ It was continuous and it wasn’t a soft voice, it was screaming.”
Ettel said she had the windows of her office open. When asked why she did not close the windows, she said because it was too hot and closing them would not have stopped the noise.
After confronting the girl and her mother, Ettel said she was only bluffing when she said she was going to call the cops. The San Francisco Police Department did not respond to a message from HuffPost.
“I had been putting up with this for hours, and I just snapped,” Ettel said.
As one can imagine, Twitter has been frying Ettel to bits. It has since come out that she sells cannabis products for dogs and, if online accounts are true, is skirting the law herself by doing so. We’ve got some of the reactions to the #PermitPatty trending topic below and on the following pages.
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