Woman On Video Flees Scene After Calling Police On Black Man Trying To Enter His Own Car

Corvontae Davis was just trying to enjoy lunch with his brother when his day took a sharp left turn.

Davis ended up having the police called on him by a white woman who assumed he was breaking into his own car.

During lunch, Davis returned to his car to grab some change and add money to the parking meter. His car, a 2016 Ford Mustang, has keyless entry that can take a second to respond.

After opening his door, Davis slipped inside to grab some change. That’s when a woman who had been on the sidewalk ran to the other side of the street and—from her place further away—started shouting at him.

The woman yelled that he was breaking into the car and then called the police. Davis, a corrections officer, started recording when she started yelling.

He posted a short video of the encounter online. Why a short one?

Because the woman fled the scene after calling the police when she saw she was being filmed.

Here is Davis’ short video of his reaction to the woman yelling at him and accusing him of breaking into his own car.

Posted by Corvontae Davis on Tuesday, August 14, 2018

Because of his law enforcement training, Davis knew leaving would just make things look suspicious, so he waited until police arrived.

Obviously, the officers were able to clear him of any wrongdoing pretty quickly. Davis was well-dressed, polite and hadn’t shown any signs of breaking into the vehicle. He opened his own door with the proper device.

But the woman was so positive he was a thief, she felt compelled to call the police. But not sure enough not to run away when she saw she was being recorded.

Here is what Davis was wearing that day.

Earlier during lunch ?

Posted by Corvontae Davis on Tuesday, August 14, 2018

He posted it online to make the point that his attire was not a factor in why the woman call the police.

“They looked suspicious” is often used as an excuse for these kind of false accusations. Davis—who used his car’s key fob to access his car and was dressed well—wanted to point out he should not look suspicious when unlocking and entering his own car.

People on Twitter had strong reactions to the situation.

Thankfully, nobody was hurt.

But these baseless calls need to stop before they end in injury or death.

H/T: Raw Story, Facebook, Twitter, USA Today


Written by Erica Diaz

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