Corey Lewis has been identified as the Georgia babysitter who had the police called on him by a white woman because he was babysitting two white children.
According to reports, Lewis — who runs a youth-mentoring program in Atlanta, Georgia — uploaded a video to Facebook live that shows a Cobb County police officer responding to a woman’s call about the girl and boy he was babysitting on Sunday, October 7.
In the video, Lewis explains to the responding officer that he is their babysitter and that he’d taken them to get dinner at the Subway in Walmart.
Following dinner, Lewis then stopped to get some gas, which is an unidentified woman who had been following them asked to speak to the children to see if they knew who Lewis was. After Lewis denied her request, the woman called the cops and then followed Lewis home.
Once the officer arrived, the children — a 10-year-old girl and a 6-year-old boy — confirmed that Lewis is their after-school teacher and babysitter.
CBS 46 spoke to the children’s parents about the incident:
David Parker and Dana Mango were in disbelief.
“I said are you saying that because there’s an African American male driving my two white kids, that he was stopped and pulled over and questioned and he said I’m sorry ma’am that’s exactly what I’m saying,” Mango told CBS46.
The East Cobb couple arranged for Lewis to babysit their children weeks ago. Their son attends his youth mentor program called ‘Inspired by Lewis’. The parents believe Lewis was stalked, harassed and questioned by police.
“B-W-B which I guess is the new thing, babysitting while black,” said Parker.
Parker and Mango said they don’t believe that the woman was trying to protect their children because they never showed any signs of being in danger.
At this time, CBS is investigating to find out who this woman is.