"Permit Patty" speaks out after calling police on little girl selling water

Saul Franklin
June 28, 2018

The eight-year-old girl's cousin filmed the incident and posted it online, where it subsequently went viral.

Ettel later told the Huffington Post that the mother and daughter were "screaming" about the water they were selling. "So I said, 'Ok, call the cops.' And she did". "They come, they shoot first and they ask questions later", Austin told "Good Morning America". "She's calling the police on an 8-year-old girl", the child's mother is heard saying.

Austin and Rogers said that they would not be accepting Ettel's apology, NBC News reported. I want to support that little girl. Ettel says the girl is illegally selling water, which Austin disputes.

A woman threatened to call police on an 8-year-old girl selling water outside her apartment building.

Austin's cousin, Raje Lee, who posted about the incident on Twitter said her cousin was gifted four tickets to Disneyland by a man who heard about the story.

"In the video caption, Austin asked people to make the woman go viral under the hashtag "#permitpatty", which sparked outrage and continued the debate over policing and racism. Ettel said she had no problem with the little girl; the issue was with the girl's mother, and "just about being quiet".

A bystander named Michelle Snider, noticed the commotion and confronted the woman for "harassing" the family, camera in hand, to record the 25-minute verbal altercation. "She calling the police on an 8-year-old little girl".

Now, according to SF Gate, Ettel is receiving death threats.

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"It was stupid", she said.

"On my property", the mother said.

Black Americans have in recent months also had the police called on them while waiting in a coffee shop, napping, working out, selling real estate, moving into a new home and golfing.

Meanwhile, a number of dispensaries that sold products to Ettel have cut ties with her.

"So my little cousin was selling water and didn't have a permit so this lady chose to call the cops on an 8-year-old", the caption on the Twitter video says, ending with the hashtag #PermitPatty. "Whether she's black, brown, orange, yellow, purple", Austin told Inside Edition. In other words: Permit Patty might not even have a permit for some of the work she does herself.

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"As soon as I saw it, I put the word out to staff to pull it off the shelf immediately and let her know we weren't doing business with her any more", Jesse Henry, Barbary's executive director, told the Guardian. The company says although the Treatwell brand is one of their best-selling products, the cannabis company is cutting ties with Ettel's and donating proceeds from the remaining products.

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