Teen Charged After Telling Blacks to Leave Whole Foods

In copycat incident, 14-year-old girl grabs store's microphone
By Kate Seamons,  Newser Staff
Suggested by outofsorts
Posted Apr 13, 2010 10:50 AM CDT
Seriously, no one likes a copycat.   (AP Photo/Harry Cabluck)

(Newser) – A New Jersey 14-year-old may need a reminder that no one likes a copycat—or a racist: The teen girl grabbed the microphone at a Whole Foods in Edgewater on Saturday and told all blacks to leave the store, much like a 16-year-old boy did at a Wal-Mart in the same state last month. That teen managed to temporarily slip away, but a Whole Foods manager "immediately told an employee to call the police and he kept an eye on her," said a police detective.

"I believe the reason there weren't any problems was because the store acted so prudently in calling right away," he added. The teen has been charged with bias intimidation and harassment, notes the Bergen Record.

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